Appointments

• President Obama intends to nominate Cyrus Amir-Mokri to be the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for financial institutions and a member of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank’s board of directors. Amir-Mokri recently held the position of senior counsel to the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. During his time as senior counsel, he also served as the commission’s deputy representative to the Financial Stability Oversight Council. 

 • The president announced his intent to nominate Kathryn Keneally to be the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general for the tax division. Keneally works for Fulbright & Jaworski as a partner. She also serves as vice chairwoman for committee operations for the American Bar Association’s section of taxation, as co-chairwoman for the association’s National Institutes on Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy and as a fellow for the American College of Tax Counsel.

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 • President Obama stated his nomination intentions regarding Michael James Warren, whom he wants to be a member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s board of directors. Warren works for Albright Stonebridge Group as a principal and managing partner and is a member of Albright Capital Management’s investment committee. He previously served as economic adviser for the White House Office of Presidential Personnel for the Obama administration’s economics division. In the 1990s, Warren also worked as executive director of the National Economic Council and as special assistant to the chief of staff at the Labor Department.

 •The president nominated Michael Khouri to continue serving as the commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission. Khouri was confirmed for the first time as commissioner in December 2009 and has worked in the maritime industry for 40 years. Previously, he worked as a member at Pedley & Gordinier and the president and chief operating officer at MERS/Economy Boat.

 • President Obama has nominated Adam Namm to be the ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador. Namm currently works as the State Department’s director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor. He recently worked overseas as management counselor in Islamabad.

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