THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 14, 2009
NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:
Barbara J. Bennett, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, vice Lyons Gray, resigned.
Jeffrey L. Bleich, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Australia.
Barbara Short Haskew, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2014, vice Donald R. DePriest, resigned.
Eric L. Hirschhorn, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, vice Mario Mancuso, resigned.
Barbara Milano Keenan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, vice H. Emory Widener, Jr., retired.
Michael W. Punke, of Montana, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador, vice Peter F. Allgeier, resigned.
Laurie O. Robinson, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, vice Jeffrey Leigh Sedgwick, resigned.
Leslie V. Rowe, of Washington, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Mozambique.