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For Immediate Release

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:

Donald M. Berwick, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, vice Mark B. McClellan,  to which position he was appointed during the last recess of the Senate.

Philip E. Coyle, III, of California, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, vice Rosina M. Bierbaum, to which position he was appointed during the last recess of the Senate.

Joshua Gotbaum, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, vice Charles E. F. Millard, to which position he was appointed during the last recess of the Senate.

Kristie Anne Kenney, of Virginia, 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 Kingdom of Thailand.

Jo Ellen Powell, of Maryland, 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 Islamic Republic of Mauritania.