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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

• Nanci E. Langley – Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission
• Howard A. Shelanski – Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget

President Obama said, “Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles.  I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Nanci E. Langley, Nominee for Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission
Nanci E. Langley is currently a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission, a position she has held since 2008.  She has served as Vice Chairman twice, most recently in 2012.  Previously, Ms. Langley was Director of the Office of Public Affairs & Government Relations at the Postal Regulatory Commission from 2007 to 2008.  She served from 1999 to 2007 as Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.  From 1990 to 1999, she served as a Senior Legislative Assistant in U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka’s office, and was Communications Director for U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga from 1983 to 1990.  Ms. Langley received a B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Howard A. Shelanski, Nominee for Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
Howard A. Shelanski is the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a position he has held since 2012.  Mr. Shelanski is currently on leave from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has been a professor since 2011.  From 2011 to 2012, he was also Of Counsel to the law firm Davis, Polk & Wardwell.  Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director for Antitrust in the FTC's Bureau of Economics from 2009 to 2011.  Before joining the FTC, Mr. Shelanski was on the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley from 1997 to 2009.  He served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 1999 to 2000 and as Senior Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers at the White House from 1998 to 1999.  He was an associate with Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans from 1995 to 1997.  He served as a clerk for Justice Antonin G. Scalia of the United States Supreme Court, for Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, and for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Mr. Shelanski received a B.A. from Haverford College, and a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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