THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                          March 11, 2009
NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:
Esther Brimmer, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs), vice Brian H. Hook, resigned.
Jonathan Z. Cannon, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice Marcus C. Peacock, resigned.
Ivo H. Daalder, of Virginia, to be United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Karl Winfrid Eikenberry, of Florida, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Ivan K. Fong, of Ohio, to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, vice Philip J. Perry, resigned.
Philip H. Gordon, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs), vice Daniel Fried, resigned.
W. Scott Gould, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, vice Gordon H. Mansfield, resigned.
Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq.
Richard Rahul Verma, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Legislative Affairs), vice Matthew A. Reynolds, resigned.
Melanne Verveer, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador at Large for Women's Global Issues.

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