President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 10/20/2015, 3:47 p.m.
Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
President Barack Obama

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

· Linda Etim – Member, Board of Directors for the African Development Foundation

· Lisa M. Fairfax – Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

· Jean Elizabeth Manes – Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, Department of State

· Scot Alan Marciel – Ambassador to the Union of Burma, Department of State

· Linda Swartz Taglialatela – Ambassador to Barbados, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Department of State

President Obama said, “I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country. They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them.”

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

Linda Etim, Member, Board of Directors for the African Development Foundation

Linda Etim is Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Africa at the United States Agency for International Development, a position she has held since 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Etim served on the National Security Council as the Director for African Affairs. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Etim worked as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to this, Ms. Etim worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency as an Intelligence Analyst from 2004 to 2007 and as an Intelligence Liaison from 2003 to 2004. She was an Intelligence Analyst for the Joint Staff from 2002 to 2003. Ms. Etim received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.

Lisa M. Fairfax, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission

Lisa M. Fairfax is the Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law and serves on the Executive Board and as Director for Programs for the George Washington Center for Law, Economics and Finance at the George Washington University Law School, positions she has held since 2009. Ms. Fairfax has also served as the Co-Chair of the DirectWomen Board Institute since 2012. In 2006 and 2014, Ms. Fairfax was a Visiting Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. She also held various roles at the University of Maryland School of Law from 2000 to 2009. She served as a Professor and Director of the Business Law Program from 2006 to 2009, as an Associate Professor with tenure from 2004 to 2006, and as an Assistant Professor from 2002 to 2004. Between 1995 and 2000, Ms. Fairfax was an Associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP. Ms. Fairfax has been a member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association from 2007 to 2012, Chair of the Securities Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools from 2013 to 2014, Chair of the Business Associations Section of the Association of American Law Schools from 2009 to 2010, a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority from 2008 to 2011 and a member of its NASDAQ Market Regulation Committee from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Fairfax received an A.B. and a J.D. from Harvard University.