Nominations Confirmed: April 14

Earlier tonight, Senators unanimously confirmed the following nominations:

  • Carolyn N. Lerner, of Maryland, to be Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel, for the term of five years
  • Kelvin K. Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be a Member of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation for a term expiring May 10, 2016
  • Kathryn D. Sullivan, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Observation and Prediction)
  • Frances M.D. Gulland, of California, to be a Member of the Marine Mammal Commission for a term expiring May 13, 2012
  • Ann D. Begeman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2015
  • Mario Cordero, of California, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2014
  • Rebecca F. Dye, of North Carolina, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2015
  • Peter Bruce Lyons, of New Mexico, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy)
  • Nils Maarten Parin Daulaire, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization
  • Joseph M. Torsella, of Pennsylvania, to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador
  • Joseph M. Torsella, of Pennsylvania, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform
  • Kurt Walter Tong, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Senior Official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum
  • Suzan D. Johnson Cook, of New York, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom
  • Robert Patterson, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Turkmenistan
  • Jonathan Scott Gration, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kenya
  • Michelle D. Gavin, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Botswana
  • Rafael Borras, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security
  • Katherine Abraham to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisors
  • Carl Shapiro to be a Member of the Council of Economic Advisors

Please note, this list does not include any military rank upgrades.

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One response to “Nominations Confirmed: April 14

  1. yolanda mora

    i am so excited for you mario, good luck and congrats! you know i am your favorite sister n law and will always be there for you

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