Appointments

• President Obama intends to nominate Richard Ginman to be chairman of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. Ginman currently serves as the director of defense procurement and acquisition policy (DPAP) at the Department of Defense. Before that, Ginman served as principal deputy director of DPAP from 2008 to 2011 and as deputy director of four DPAP directorates from 2006 to 2011. 


• The president plans to nominate retired Maj. Gen. Don Loranger to be a member of the National Security Education Board. Loranger is the director of the University of Montana Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Training Program. He has worked as an “independent consultant providing advice on leadership, systems design, strategic planning and safety for clients” and served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1996.


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• President Obama has withdrawn the nomination of Timothy M. Broas to be the United States ambassador to the Netherlands. He is currently a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he specializes in “white-collar criminal defense, securities litigation, corporate internal investigations, and congressional investigations.” The White House said the nomination was withdrawn for “for personal reasons.” Broas was reportedly charged with drunk driving and resisting arrest in June.


• The president intends to nominate Dawn M. Liberi to be the United States ambassador to the Republic of Burundi. Liberi most recently served as the senior assistance coordinator at the United States Embassy in Tripoli, Libya. She has also worked in the United States Embassy in Kabul, Aghanistan. 


• President Obama intends to nominate Stephen D. Mull as the United States ambassador to the Republic of Poland. He is currently executive secretary at the Department of State. Before that, Mull was a senior advisor to the undersecretary for political affairs and principal deputy assistant secretary for political military affairs.


• The president intends to nominate Walter North as ambassador to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu. He currently serves as the mission director in Egypt for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). North joined USAID in 1980 and has served at posts in Indonesia, India, Zambia and Ethiopia, among others.