By The Hill Staff - 11/17/11 11:50 PM EST
• President Obama has nominated Anne Richard to be the assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration at the State Department. Richard serves as vice president of government relations and advocacy for the International Rescue Committee. Before that, she worked as the State Department’s director of the office of resources, plans and policy and as a budget and policy adviser in the State Department.
• The president has nominated Tara Sonenshine for the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs position. Sonenshine works for the United States Institute of Peace, where she is the executive vice president. Before that, she served several international groups as a strategic communications adviser. She also served in the Clinton administration as transition director for the National Security Council.
• The president has nominated Mark Mazur to be the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for tax policy. Mazur serves the department now as the deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis. He has also served as the director of research, analysis and statistics of income for the IRS and as the acting administrator of the Energy Information Administration under the Energy Department.
• President Obama intends to nominate Meredith Broadbent to be a member of the United States International Trade Commission. Broadbent is a senior adviser for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her prior experience includes serving as assistant U.S. trade representative for industry, market access and telecommunications. Before that, she worked on the House Ways and Means Committee and on the Ways and Means Trade subcommittee as professional staff.