Appointments

• President Obama intends to nominate Nani A. Coloretti and Greg Friedman to be members of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board. Coloretti is acting assistant secretary for the Office of Management and Budget. Before that, she had various positions in the San Francisco mayor’s office from 2005 until 2009, including office budget director. Friedman is the inspector general at the Department of Energy and serves as a member of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. 


• The president announced his intent to appoint or reinstate Tom A. Bernstein, Amy Friedkin, Susan E. Lowenberg, Deborah A. Oppenheimer, Cheryl Peisach, Richard S. Price and Elliot J. Schrage as members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Friedkin currently serves as the president of the board of directors of Israel21c, an online news and educational magazine. She previously worked as the national chairwoman of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) board of directors. Oppenheimer is the executive vice president of NBCUniversal International Television Production. She created and produced the documentary “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport,” for which she won an Academy Award in 2000. She is the daughter of two Holocaust survivors. Schrage is the vice president of communications and public policy at Facebook and has served a similar role at Google and Gap. Additionally, he has served on the board of the International League for Human Rights.


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• President Obama intents to appoint Maria T. Nagorski and Elder Steven E. Snow as members of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Nagorski is the executive director of the nonprofit organization Fair Chance, which partners with community-based nonprofits to increase their ability to address issues related to child poverty. Snow works as church historian, recorder at the Church of Latter-day Saints and is executive director for the church’s history department. Snow has served as a senior partner at the Utah law firm of Snow & Nuffer and as a county prosecutor in Washington County, Utah.