• The president has announced his intent to nominate David Adams to be assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the State Department. Adams would leave his current position as deputy assistant secretary of State for House affairs. Prior to these positions, Adams served in various roles within the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including time as staff director for the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia. Adams also worked for Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.).
• President Obama has nominated Dan
Mozena to be ambassador to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Mozena currently works on detail from the State Department as a professor at the National War College and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Before that, he was ambassador to Angola from 2007 to 2010. He served as officer-in-charge for South Africa and deputy director for Southern African Affairs during the shift from apartheid to democracy in the country.
• President Obama intends to nominate David Gallagher to be commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Gallagher currently serves as a partner for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s securities department. Before that, he was a deputy director within the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets and was co-acting director of the same division from April 2009 through January 2010.