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Biden Administration Political Appointee Tracker

10 May 2021

Biden Administration Political Appointee Tracker

 

Department of Agriculture
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Tom Vilsack Confirmed by the Senate February 23, 2021 Kevin Shea
Deputy Secretary Jewel H. Bronaugh Hearing held April 22, 2021
General Counsel Janie Simms Hipp Referred to committee March 16, 2021
Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jennifer Moffitt Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Appalachian Regional Commission
Name Status Date Acting Official
Federal Co-Chairman Gayle Conelly Manchin Confirmed by the Senate April 29, 2021

 

Central Intelligence Agency
Name Status Date Acting Official
Director William J. Burns Confirmed by the Senate March 18, 2021 David Cohen
Inspector General Robin Ashton Referred to committee April 19, 2021

 

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Name Status Date Acting Official
Board Member Jennifer Sass Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Board Member Steve Owens Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Board Member Sylvia Johnson Referred to committee April 29, 2021

 

Department of Commerce
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Gina Raimondo Confirmed by the Senate March 2, 2021 Wynn Coggins
Deputy Secretary Don Graves Reported out favorably from committee April 28, 2021
General Counsel Leslie Kiernan Hearing held April 21, 2021
Director of Census Bureau Robert Santos Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, Administrator Rick Spinrad Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Alejandra Castillo Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Name Status Date Acting Official
Director Rohit Chopra Hearing held March 2, 2021 Dave Ueejio

 

Department of Defense
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III Confirmed by the Senate January 22, 2021 David Norquist
Undersecretary for Policy Colin Kahl Confirmed by the Senate April 27, 2021
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks Confirmed by the Senate February 8, 2021
Undersecretary for Intelligence Ronald S. Moultrie Appointment announced April 2, 2021
Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment Michael Brown Appointment announced April 2, 2021
Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Michael J. McCord Appointment announced April 2, 2021
Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation Susanna Blume Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities Mara Karlin Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness Gil Cisneros Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Christopher Maier Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Readiness Shawn Skelly Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs Deborah Rosenblum Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Brenda Sue Fulton Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment Meredith Berger Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Undersecretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jonnes Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Undersecretary for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu Referred to committee April 28, 2021
General Counsel Caroline Krass Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Department of Education
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Miguel Cardona Confirmed by the Senate March 1, 2021 Phil Rosenfelt
Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten Reported out favorably from committee April 21, 2021
Undersecretary James Kvaal Reported out favorably from committee April 21, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs Gwen Graham Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development Roberto Rodriguez Referred to committee April 29, 2021

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Name Status Date Acting Official
Member Jocelyn Samuels Appointment announced March 26, 2021

 

Department of Energy
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Jennifer Granholm Confirmed by the Senate February 25, 2021 David Huizenga
Deputy Secretary David Turk Confirmed by the Senate March 24, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Ali Nouri Appointment announced April 9, 2021
Undersecretary for Nuclear Security/Administrator for Nuclear Security Jill Hruby Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Director: Office of Science Asmeret Berhe Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Director: Office of Minority Economic Impact Shalanda Baker Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Principal Deputy Administrator: National Nuclear Security Administration Frank Rose Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Andrew Light Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Undersecretary for Science Geraldine Richmond Referred to committee April 29, 2021
General Counsel Sam Walsh Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Environmental Protection Agency
Name Status Date Acting Official
Administrator Michael S. Regan Confirmed by the Senate March 10, 2021 Jane Nishida
Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe Confirmed by the Senate April 27, 2021
Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Michal Freedhoff Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Chief Financial Officer Faisal Amin Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Jane Nishida Referred to committee April 29, 2021
General Counsel Jeffrey Prieto Referred to committee April 29, 2021

 

Executive Office of the President
Name Status Date Acting Official
Director, Office of Management and Budget Neera Tanden Withdrawn by the President March 2, 2021 Rob Fairweather
Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget Jason Miller Confirmed by the Senate April 27, 2021
Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget Shalanda Young Confirmed by the Senate March 23, 2021
Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse Confirmed by the Senate March 2, 2021
Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality Brenda Mallory Confirmed by the Senate April 14, 2021
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Confirmed by the Senate March 17, 2021
Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy Eric Lander Hearing held April 29, 2021
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi Appointment announced April 16, 2021
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jayme White Appointment announced April 16, 2021
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis Referred to committee April 27, 2021

 

Federal Trade Commission
Name Status Date Acting Official
Commissioner Lina Khan Hearing held April 21, 2021

 

General Services Administration
Name Status Date Acting Official
Administrator Robin Carnahan Appointment announced April 6, 2021 Katy Kale

 

U.S. Agency for Global Media
Name Status Date Acting Official
Chief Executive Officer Kelu Chao

 

Department of Health and Human Services
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Xavier Becerra Confirmed by the Senate March 18, 2021 Norris Cochran
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Confirmed by the Senate March 23, 2021
Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm Reported out favorably from committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine Confirmed by the Senate March 24, 2021
Administrator for Centers for Medicare of Medicaid Services Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Hearing held April 15, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Legislation Melanie Egorin Referred to committees April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell Referred to committee March 25, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Miriam Delphin-Rittmon Referred to committee April 27, 2021

 

Department of Homeland Security
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Confirmed by the Senate February 2, 2021 David Pekoske
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Deanne Criswell Confirmed by the Senate April 22, 2021
Undersecretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans Robert Silvers Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Jen Easterly Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ur Jaddou Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Chris Magnus Appointment announced April 12, 2021
General Counsel Jonathan Meyer Withdrawn by the President April 29, 2021
Deputy Secretary John Tien Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Ed Gonzalez Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Confirmed by the Senate March 10, 2021 Matt Ammonn
Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman Referred to committees March 25, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Solomon Greene Referred to committees April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Mark Colón Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Department of the Interior
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Deb Haaland Confirmed by the Senate March 15, 2021 Scott de la Vega
Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Klein Withdrawn by the President March 23, 2021
Solicitor Robert Anderson Appointment announced April 7, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget Winnie Stachelberg Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Shannon Estennz Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau Hearing held April 29, 2021
Director of Bureau of Land Management Tracy Stone-Manning Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland Referred to committee April 27, 2021

 

U.S. Agency for International Development
Name Status Date Acting Official
Administrator Samantha Power Confirmed by the Senate April 28, 2021 Gloria Steele
Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Marcela Escobari Referred to committee April 22, 2021

 

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Dev Jagadesan

 

Department of Justice
Name Status Date Acting Official
Attorney General Merrick Garland Confirmed by the Senate March 10, 2021 Monty Wilkinson
Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Confirmed by the Senate April 21, 2021
Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco Confirmed by the Senate April 20, 2021
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Kristen Clarke Hearing held April 14, 2021
Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Todd Kim Hearing held April 14, 2021
Director of U.S. Marshals Service Ronald Davis Appointment announced March 26, 2021
Director of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives David Chipman Appointment announced April 7, 2021
Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel Christopher Schroeder Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Director of National Drug Control Policy Anne Milgram Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Kenneth Polite Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs Helaine Greenfield Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Javier Guzman Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Department of Labor
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Marty Walsh Confirmed by the Senate March 22, 2021 Al Stewart
Deputy Secretary Julie Su Reported out favorably from committee April 21, 2021
Solicitor Seema Nanda Hearing held April 29, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker Appointment announced April 9, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Policy Rajesh Nayak Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Elizabeth Watson Referred to committee April 28, 2021

 

Merit Systems Protection Board
Name Status Date Acting Official
Member Cathy Harris Appointment announced April 28, 2021
Chairman and member Geraldine Richmond Appointment announced April 28, 2021

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Name Status Date Acting Official
Administrator Bill Nelson Confirmed by the Senate April 29, 2021 Steve Jurczyk
Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Chief Financial Officer Margaret Schaus Referred to committee April 27, 2021

 

National Endowment on the Arts and the Humanities
Name Status Date Acting Official
Chairman: National Endowment for the Humanities Adam Wolfson
Chairman: National Endowment for the Arts Ann Eilers

 

National Labor Relations Board
Name Status Date Acting Official
General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo Hearing held April 29, 2021

 

National Mediation Board
Name Status Date Acting Official
Board Member Deirdre Hamilton Referred to committee April 27, 2021

 

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Name Status Date Acting Official
Director Avril Haines Confirmed by the Senate January 20, 2021 Lora Shiao
General Counsel Christopher Fonzone Referred to committee March 15, 2021
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Christy Abizaid Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Principal Deputy Director Stacey Dixon Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Inspector General of the Intelligence Community Thomas A. Monheim Appointment announced April 27, 2021

 

Peace Corps
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Carol Spahn

 

Office of Personnel Management
Name Status Date Acting Official
Director Kiran Arjandas Ahuja Reported out favorably from committee April 28, 2021 Kathy McGettigan

 

Securities and Exchange Commission
Name Status Date Acting Official
Chairman Gary Gensler Confirmed by the Senate April 14, 2021

 

Small Business Administration
Name Status Date Acting Official
Administrator Isabel Guzman Confirmed by the Senate March 16, 2021 Tami Perriello
Deputy Administrator Dilawar Syed Hearing held April 21, 2021

 

Social Security Administration
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Andrew Saul

 

Department of State
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Antony Blinken Confirmed by the Senate January 26, 2021 Dan Smith
Deputy Secretary Wendy R. Sherman Confirmed by the Senate April 13, 2021
Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Brian P. McKeon Confirmed by the Senate March 18, 2021
Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs Bonnie Jenkins Hearing held April 28, 2021
Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya Hearing held April 15, 2021
Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland Confirmed by the Senate April 29, 2021
U.S. Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield Confirmed by the Senate February 23, 2021 Rich Mills
Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernanadez Hearing held April 28, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols Appointment announced March 26, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research Brett M. Holmgren Referred to committee April 12, 2021
Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Ambassador: Vietnam Marc Evans Knapper Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Ambassador: Somalia Larry Edward Andre Jr. Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Ambassador: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Michael Arthur Raynor Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Ambassador: Lesotho Maria E. Brewer Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Ambassador: Congo Republic Eugene S. Young Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Ambassador: Cameroon Christopher John Lamora Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Ambassador: Bahrain Steven C. Bondy Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Ambassador: Algeria Elizabeth Moore Aubin Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Director General: Foreign Service Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara A. Leaf Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Michele Jeanne Sison Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Erika Donfried Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security Gentry O. Smith Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Anne A. Witkowsky Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Assistant Secretary for African affairs Mary Catherine Phee Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Ambassador: Angola and Sao Tome and Principe Tulinabo Mushingi Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter Referred to committee April 28, 2021
Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation C.S. Eliot Kang Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Todd Robinson Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Monica Medina Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Jessica Lewis Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Sarah Margon Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation Adam Scheinman Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Representative to the United Nations for Management and Reform Chris Lu Referred to committee April 29, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterefield Referred to committee April 29, 2021

 

Department of Transportation
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Pete Buttigieg Confirmed by the Senate February 2, 2021 Lana Hurdle
Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg Confirmed by the Senate April 13, 2021
Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs Victoria Wassmer Appointment announced March 26, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs Mohsin Syed Appointment announced April 7, 2021
Administrator of Federal Transit Administration Nuria Fernandez Appointment announced April 9, 2021
Administrator of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Meera Joshi Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher Coes Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Administrator of Federal Railroad Administration Amit Bose Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Robert Hampshire Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Carol A. “Annie” Petsonk Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy Carlos Monje Referred to committee April 27, 2021
Surface Transportation Board Member Karen Hedlund Referred to committee April 29, 2021

 

Department of Treasury
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Janet Yellen Confirmed by the Senate January 25, 2021 Andy Baukol
Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo Confirmed by the Senate March 25, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Lily Batchelder Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Ben Harris Referred to committee April 22, 2021
Assistant Secretary (deputy undersecretary) for Legislative Affairs Jonathan Davidson Referred to committee April 15, 2021
Undersecretary for Domestic Finance Nellie Liang Referred to committee April 22, 2021

 

Department of Veterans Affairs
Name Status Date Acting Official
Secretary Denis McDonough Confirmed by the Senate February 8, 2021 Dat Tran
General Counsel Richard Sauber Confirmed by the Senate April 29, 2021
Assistant Secretary for the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Maryanne Donaghy Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Legislative Affairs Patricia Ross Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs Matt Quinn Referred to committee April 19, 2021
Deputy Secretary Donald Remy Referred to committee April 27, 2021

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