Appointments

• President Obama nominated Bibiana Boerio to be the director of the Mint within the Department of the Treasury for a term of five years. Boerio previously served as special adviser to the president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has also worked as the chief of staff for former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) and held positions with Jaguar Cars and Ford Motor Co.


• The president has nominated Robert F. Godec to be ambassador to the Republic of Kenya. He is currently chargé d’affaires at the United States Embassy in Nairobi. Before that, he worked as the principal deputy coordinator for counterterrorism at the Department of State. He has served as the U.S. ambassador to Tunisia and worked at offices in Iraq, South Africa, Thailand and Burma.


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• The president has nominated Cheryl Saban as the U.S. representative to the 67th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Saban is “an author, philanthropist and advocate for women and children,” according to a White House statement. She focuses her work on “family, women’s empowerment and healthcare.” In 2009, she founded the nonprofit organization Women’s Self Worth Foundation. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association. 


• President Obama nominated Frederick Vollrath as the assistant secretary of Defense for readiness and force management, a new position within the department. Vollrath currently services as principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for readiness and force management. Before his appointment in March of this year, he was president of Vollrath Consulting. He retired from the Army in 1998 with the rank of lieutenant general as the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel.


• President Obama has nominated Vincent G. Logan to become the special trustee for American Indians at the Department of the Interior. Logan is currently the owner of the Nations Group LLC, “which works with Native American tribes on asset management, investment strategies and financial education.” Before that, he worked at Merrill Lynch, as a corporate finance attorney for Schulte, Roth, & Zabel and within the Department of Justice. He is a member of the Osage Nation.