Appointments

• President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Thomas Curry to serve as comptroller of the currency for the Treasury Department. Curry is the assessment appeals committee and case review committee chairman at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He has been a member of the FDIC Board of Directors since 2004. Curry previously served as commissioner of banks in Massachusetts.

• The president will nominate Mary John Miller to serve as the Treasury Department’s under secretary for domestic finance. Miller is the department’s assistant secretary for financial markets. Before joining Treasury, she worked for T. Rowe Price Group, where she was director of the fixed income division.

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• President Obama has decided to nominate Wendy Sherman to be the State Department’s under secretary for political affairs. Sherman works at global strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group as vice chairwoman. She joined the firm in 2001 after serving the State Department as counselor and working for the Clinton administration’s policy coordinator on North Korea. Sherman has worked as the Fannie Mae Foundation’s president and chief executive officer and as assistant secretary of State for legislative affairs.

• The president has nominated Deborah Hersman to be chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Hersman has been a member of the board since 2004 and is currently its chairwoman. She previously served as a senior professional staff member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. She also previously served as staff director and senior legislative aide for former Rep. Robert Wise (D-W.Va.).

• President Obama has chosen to nominate Matan Koch to be a member of the National Council on Disability. Koch currently works as an associate at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel. He has served on several committees, subcommittees and task forces regarding disabilities. Some of these include the New Haven Commission on Disabilities, where he was the vice chairman, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Subcommittee, where he was chairman.