WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as key leaders in his Administration:
- Jennifer L. Fain, Nominee for Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- Christopher Henry Schroeder, Nominee to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
- Daryle Williams, Nominee to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities
Jennifer L. Fain, Nominee for Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Jennifer L. Fain has served for over 22 years in the Inspector General Community, including most recently as Deputy Inspector General for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) within the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Prior to that role, she served for nearly three years as Acting Inspector General (IG), where she led a team of auditors, investigators, and analysts providing independent oversight of EXIM’s programs and operations.
Throughout her career, Fain has served in a variety of roles gaining extensive oversight experience in the areas of financial services and consumer protection. She was previously EXIM OIG’s Assistant IG for Audits and Evaluations and Deputy Assistant IG for Inspections and Evaluations, during which she directed complex financial and performance audits and evaluations, as well as inspections of multimillion-dollar international transactions. She has also held leadership positions in audit, inspection and evaluation offices at the Federal Housing Finance Agency and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fain has been recognized for her service to the IG community and oversight expertise. Most recently, she received the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Excellence in Management and was a member of the Comptroller General’s Advisory Council. Fain began her federal career in 1994 as an intern at the U.S. Mint’s accounting division in Denver, Colorado. Fain holds an M.S. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Colorado, and is a Certified Internal Auditor. Fain resides in Virginia with her husband.
Christopher Henry Schroeder, Nominee to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Christopher H. Schroeder is Charles S. Murphy Emeritus Professor of Law and Emeritus Professor of Public Policy Studies. President Biden appointed him Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the United States Department of Justice in October 2021, where he served until July 2023. Previously, Schroeder served as Deputy and Acting Assistant Attorney General in the same office in both the Clinton and Biden Administrations. From 2010-2013, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy in the Department of Justice. He has also served as Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1992-1993. Schroeder has written on a broad range of topics in constitutional law, environmental law and policy, risk regulation, and tort theory, as well as on Congressional procedures and affairs. His scholarship on constitutional law and separation of powers includes Keeping Faith with the Constitution, co-authored with Pamela Karlan and Goodwin Liu, as well as Presidential Power Stories, co-edited with Curtis Bradley. He is co-author of a leading environmental law casebook, Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy (9th Edition, 2021), with Robert Percival, Alan Miller and James Leape. Schroeder received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1968, a M. Div. from Yale University in 1971, and his J.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley in 1974, where he was editor-in-chief of the California Law Review. He lives in Durham, N.C. with his wife, Katharine T. Bartlett.
Daryle Williams, Nominee to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities
Daryle Williams serves as Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside since September 2021. His academic training is in Latin American history with a specialization in modern Brazil. As a scholar, Williams publishes on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Brazilian history and digital slavery studies. As Dean, he advocates forcefully for educational opportunity and world-class knowledge production across the humanities, arts, and social sciences, notably at research-intensive minority-serving institutions. Williams earned an undergraduate history degree and certificate in Latin American studies from Princeton University and a Master’s and Ph.D. (1995) in history from Stanford University. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.
Williams was history faculty and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland between 1994 and 2021. During that time, he also held visiting appointments at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Stanford. Since 2019, Williams is Co-Principal Investigator on Enslaved.org, a large digital humanities project sponsored by the Mellon Foundation, among others. He also serves on the board of California Humanities. Williams was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in San Diego County. He and his husband, Steven, live in historic downtown Riverside.