THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2009
NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:
Edward M. Avalos, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, vice Bruce I. Knight, resigned.
Miguel Humberto Díaz, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See.
Juan M. Garcia III, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, vice William A. Navas, Jr., resigned.
Deborah A. P. Hersman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2013. (Reappointment)
Deborah A. P. Hersman, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of two years, vice Mark V. Rosenker, term expired.
David J. Kappos, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, vice Jonathan W. Dudas, resigned.
Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., of Maryland, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2012, vice A. Paul Anderson, resigned.
James J. Markowsky, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy), vice Jeffrey D. Jarrett, resigned.
Warren F. Miller, Jr., of New Mexico, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), vice Dennis R. Spurgeon.
Robert Perciasepe, of New York, to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice Marcus C. Peacock, resigned.