Holdovers from previous administrations in the Trump administration

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This is a list of holdovers from previous administrations who served during at least part of the Trump administration.

Holdovers from previous administrations[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end
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White House Chief Usher
Angella Reid October 4, 2011 May 5, 2017

Department of Commerce[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end
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Inspector General of Commerce
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Peggy E. Gustafson[1]
January 9, 2017 Incumbent
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Administration)
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Lisa Casias[2]
March 2016 Incumbent
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Under Secretary of Commerce (Economic Affairs)
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Brad Burke
December 2016
(Acting)
August 2017
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Under Secretary of Commerce (International Trade)
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Kenneth E. Hyatt
2016
(Acting)
January 2018
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Under Secretary of Commerce (Intellectual Property)
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Michelle Lee
March 12, 2015 June 6, 2017
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Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
January 13, 2014 June 6, 2017
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Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary
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Dennis Alvord[3]
September 2016 April 2017
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Regional Affairs)
April 2017 Incumbent
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Human Resources)
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Anita K. Blair
February 2011 June 2017
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Chief Information Officer of Commerce
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Rod Turk[4]
January 20, 2017
(Acting)
April 2018
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Deputy Director of the Office of Business Liaison
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Jennifer Andberg[5]
June 1997 Incumbent
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Deputy Director of Digital Engagement
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Abigail Bowman[6]
October 2015 Incumbent
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Deputy Chief Economist of Commerce
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Rob Rubinovitz[7]
October 2010 Incumbent
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Director of the National Technical Information Service
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Avi Bender[8]
June 2016 Incumbent
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Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis
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Brian C. Moyer
September 21, 2014 Incumbent
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Director of the United States Census Bureau
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John H. Thompson
August 8, 2013 June 30, 2017

Department of Defense[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end Appointed By
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Deputy Secretary of Defense
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Bob Work[9]

May 1, 2014 July 18, 2017 Barack Obama
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Joseph Dunford
October 1, 2015 Incumbent
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Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Paul J. Selva
July 31, 2015 Incumbent
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Inspector General of Defense
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Glenn A. Fine
January 10, 2016 Incumbent
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Deputy Inspector General of Defense
June 1, 2015 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
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Stephanie Barna[10]
January 20, 2017 Incumbent
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Chemical and Biological Defense)
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Christian Hassell
July 2014 Incumbent
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Civilian Personnel Policy)
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Anita K. Blair
June 2017 Incumbent
National Security Agency
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Director of the National Security Agency
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Michael S. Rogers
April 3, 2014 May 4, 2018 Barack Obama
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Commander of the United States Cyber Command
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Chief of the Central Security Service
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Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
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Richard Ledgett
January 2014 May 2017

Department of the Army[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end
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Secretary of the Army
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Robert M. Speer
January 20, 2017
(Acting)
August 2, 2017
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Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Financial Management and Comptroller)
December 1, 2014 January 19, 2017
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Financial Management and Comptroller)
October 2009 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)
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Steffanie Easter
November 2, 2016 November 8, 2017
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Manpower & Reserve Affairs)
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Diane M. Randon
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Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff
(Installation Management)
October 2012 Incumbent

Department of the Navy[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end
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Secretary of the Navy
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Sean Stackley
January 20, 2017
(Acting)
August 3, 2017
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Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Development and Acquisition)
July 28, 2008 August 3, 2017

Department of Energy[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term End Appointed By
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Under Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Security)
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Frank Klotz[11]
April 8, 2014 January 20, 2018 Barack Obama
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Deputy General Counsel of Energy
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Eric J. Fygi
October 1, 1977 Incumbent Jimmy Carter

Department of Health & Human Services[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end Appointed By
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Director of the National Institutes of Health
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Francis Collins
August 7, 2009 Incumbent Barack Obama

Department of Homeland Security[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end Appointed By
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Director of the Secret Service
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Joseph Clancy
October 1, 2014 March 4, 2017 Barack Obama
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William J. Callahan
March 4, 2017
(Acting)
April 25, 2017
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Deputy Director of the Secret Service
December 29, 2016 Incumbent
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Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
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Paul F. Zukunft
May 30, 2014 June 1, 2018 Barack Obama

Department of Justice[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term Start Term end Appointed By
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Deputy Attorney General
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Sally Yates
January 10, 2015 January 30, 2017 Barack Obama
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Attorney General
January 20, 2017
(Acting)
January 30, 2017 Not appointed
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Inspector General of Justice
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Michael E. Horowitz
April 2012 Incumbent Barack Obama
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Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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James Comey[12]
September 4, 2013 May 9, 2017
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Andrew McCabe
May 9, 2017
(Acting)
August 2, 2017 Donald Trump
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Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
February 1, 2016 January 29, 2018 James Comey[note 1]

Department of State[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end Appointed By
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Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs)
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Thomas A. Shannon Jr.
February 12, 2016 June 4, 2018 Barack Obama
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Deputy Secretary of State
February 1, 2017
(Acting)
May 31, 2017 Not appointed
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Secretary of State
January 20, 2017
(Acting)
February 1, 2017
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Inspector General of State
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Steve A. Linick[13]
September 2013 Incumbent Barack Obama
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Assistant Secretary of State (Intelligence and Research)
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Daniel B. Smith
February 14, 2014 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs)
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Linda Thomas-Greenfield
August 6, 2013 March 10, 2017
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
(East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
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Matthew J. Matthews
June 16, 2015 Incumbent
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Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
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Brett H. McGurk
October 23, 2015 December 31, 2018
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Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs)
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Stuart E. Jones
January 9, 2017
(Acting)
September 5, 2017
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Director General of the Foreign Service
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Arnold A. Chacón
December 22, 2014 June 2, 2017
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)
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Judith G. Garber
April 28, 2014 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs)
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Susan Stevenson
January 18, 2016
(Acting)
February 3, 2018
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance)
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Anita Friedt
March 7, 2014 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of State
(International Security and Nonproliferation)
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C.S. Eliot Kang
January 10, 2017 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations)
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Thomas Hushek
August 17, 2015 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of State (Population, Refugees, and Migration)
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Simon Henshaw
July 15, 2013 Incumbent
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Assistant Secretary of State
(International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs)
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William Brownfield
January 10, 2011 Incumbent

Department of Transportation[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end Appointed By
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Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
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Michael Huerta
December 6, 2011 January 6, 2018 Barack Obama

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end Appointed By
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Director of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police
Frederick Jackson December 1, 2009 Incumbent Barack Obama

Independent intelligence agencies[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term start Term end Appointed By
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Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
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Nicholas Rasmussen
December 18, 2014 December 24, 2017 Barack Obama
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Russell Travers
December 24, 2017
(Acting)
Incumbent Not appointed
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Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
November 2017 Incumbent
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Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
June 2015 Incumbent
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Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center
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William Evanina
June 2014 Incumbent Barack Obama

Other independent agencies[edit | edit source]

Office Incumbent Term Appointed By
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Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission
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Ellen L. Weintraub
June 6, 2002 – April 30, 2007
Expired—serving until replaced
George W. Bush
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Lee E. Goodman
October 22, 2013 – February 16, 2018 Barack Obama
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Matthew S. Petersen
June 24, 2008 – April 30, 2011
Expired—serving until replaced
George W. Bush
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Steven T. Walther
June 27, 2008 – April 30, 2009
Expired—serving until replaced
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Caroline C. Hunter
June 24, 2008 – April 30, 2013
Expired—serving until replaced
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Archivist of the United States
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David Ferriero
November 6, 2009 – present Barack Obama
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Megan Brennan
February 1, 2015 – present
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Director of the National Science Foundation
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France A. Córdova
March 2014 – present
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Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Sharon Bowen June 9, 2014 – September 29, 2017
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Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Stephen G. Burns
November 5, 2014 – present
(Term expires June 30, 2019)
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Chair of the Federal Reserve
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Janet Yellen
February 3, 2014 – February 3, 2018
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Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
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Mel Watt
January 6, 2014 – January 6, 2019
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Director of the Office of Government Ethics
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Walter Shaub
January 9, 2013 – July 19, 2017
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Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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Richard Cordray
January 4, 2012 – November 24, 2017
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Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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David Silberman
January 11, 2016 – November 24, 2017

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The Deputy Director of the FBI is appointed by the Director, rather than by the President.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Peggy E. Gustafson, Inspector General". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  2. "Lisa Casias, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  3. "Dennis Alvord, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  4. "Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  5. "Jennifer Andberg, Deputy Director of the Office of Business Liaison". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  6. "Abigail Bowman, Deputy Director of Digital Engagement". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  7. "Rob Rubinovitz, Deputy Chief Economist". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  8. "Avi Bender, National Technical Information Service Director". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  9. "Trump keeps Obama appointee tasked with helping run the war against ISIS". Washington Post. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  10. "Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower & Reserve Affairs". Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  11. Edwards, Jane (January 25, 2017). "Trump Asks Frank Klotz to Remain as NNSA Chief – Executive Gov". Executive Gov. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  12. Schmidt, Michael S.; Goldman, Adam (January 24, 2017). "Trump Is Said to Keep James Comey as F.B.I. Director". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  13. "Steve A. Linick, Inspector General". Retrieved February 10, 2018.