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For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

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

• Tim Carlson – United States Representative, Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
• Richard Ginman – Chair, Government Accountability and Transparency Board
• Major General Don Loranger, USAF (Ret) – Member, National Security Education Board

President Obama said, “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles.  Our nation will be well-served by these individuals, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

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

Tim Carlson, Appointee for United States Representative, Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Tim Carlson is President of C-TECH, LLC and Carlson Associates.  Before joining C-TECH, Mr. Carlson served as President and CEO of Powered by Renewables from 2005 to 2011 and as a Managing Partner of Nevada Wind from 2003 to 2011.   From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Carlson was President and CEO of Nevada Test Site Development Corporation. In 1993, he was appointed as Executive Director of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, a position he held until 1996.  He began his professional career in the 1970s and 1980s working for the State of Nevada as Deputy Administrator of the Nevada Division of Colorado River Resources and Executive Director of the Nevada Development Authority.  Mr. Carlson earned a B.S. in Public Administration from Utah State University. 

Richard Ginman, Appointee for Chair, Government Accountability and Transparency Board
Richard Ginman is Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) at the Department of Defense, a position he has held since June 2011.   Previously, Mr. Ginman served as Principal Deputy Director of DPAP from 2008 to 2011 and as Deputy Director of four DPAP directorates from 2006 to 2011.  Mr. Ginman served as the Vice President of Maritime Information Systems for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) in 2005 and 2006. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Surveillance & Sensors Business Group at GDAIS in 2003 and 2004. Mr. Ginman was the Director of Contracts for Digital System Resources from 2001 to 2003; and Commander of the Navy Exchange Service Command from 1998 to 2000.  From 1996 to 1998, he was the Deputy for Acquisition and Business Management for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Deputy Commander for Contracts, Naval Sea Systems Command.  Mr. Ginman was commissioned as an Ensign in the Supply Corps, United States Navy in 1970 and retired as a Rear Admiral in 2000.  Mr. Ginman holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.

Major General Don Loranger, USAF (Ret), Appointee for Member, National Security Education Board
Major General Don Loranger, USAF (Ret) is the Director of the University of Montana Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Training Program.  From 2003 to 2009, he worked as an independent consultant providing advice on leadership, systems design, strategic planning and safety for clients including the United States Marine Corps and Behavioral Science Technology.  From 1997 to 2002, he was Vice President for Human Resources and Manager for Safety, Quality Systems, and Risk at Commonwealth Aluminum/Commonwealth Industries.  General Loranger served in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1996.  From 1988 to 1996, he held a series of senior leadership roles, including Commander of the Joint Task Force in Southwest Asia, Vice Commander of the Eighth Air Force Division, and Commander of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing at Rhein Main Air Base in Germany.  General Loranger received a B.A. from the University of Montana and an M.A. from Michigan State University.