• President Obama has nominated William Schultz to be general counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Schultz is now the principal deputy general counsel and acting general counsel of the department. Before coming to HHS, he worked for Zuckerman Spaeder for about 10 years and served as the Justice Department’s deputy assistant attorney general for the Civil Division. He has also served as the Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for policy and as counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Health and the Environment.

• The president has nominated Charles Benton to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board. Benton is chairman and chief executive officer of the Benton Foundation and serves on the boards of Boston’s Educational Development Center and Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. He previously worked for the Encyclopædia Britannica Education Corp., Public Media Inc., Films Inc., Home Vision Entertainment and the Partnership for a Connected Illinois

• The president chose to nominate Christie Pearson Brandau to be a National Museum and Library Services board member. Brandau works for Emporia State University as an adjunct professor and is a retired state librarian. She previously served as state librarian of Kansas from 2005 to 2009 and of Michigan from 2000 to 2005.

• President Obama nominated Bert Castro to be a National Museum and Library Services board member. Castro works for the Arizona Zoological Society/ Phoenix Zoo as president and chief executive officer. Before that, he worked for the Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Garden as executive director and chief executive officer.

• The president has nominated Ingrid Gregg to be a member of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation board of trustees. Gregg works for the Earhart Foundation as president and trustee. Before that, she worked in a variety of other positions at the organization, including director of programming.