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Key Administration Posts Announcements – May 8, 2013 – Davita Vance-Cooks, Margaret W. Burcham, Leonard Forsman

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

 

  • Davita Vance-Cooks – Public Printer, Government Printing Office

 

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

 

  • Margaret W. Burcham – Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission
  • Leonard Forsman – Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

 

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

Davita Vance-Cooks, Nominee for Public Printer, Government Printing Office

Davita Vance-Cooks is currently Deputy Public Printer of the Government Printing Office (GPO), a position she has held since December 2011.  Ms. Vance-Cooks has served in a number of other roles at GPO since 2004, including Chief of Staff, Managing Director of the Publications and Information Sales Business Unit, and Deputy Managing Director of Customer Services.  Prior to joining GPO, she was the General Manager at HTH Worldwide Insurance Services from 2001 to 2004.  Previously, she served as the Vice President of Consumer Services at Digital Insurance from 2000 to 2001.  From 1993 to 2000, Ms. Vance-Cooks served in several roles with NYLCare Health Plans of the Mid-Atlantic, which was purchased by Aetna during her tenure.  Ms. Vance-Cooks received her B.S. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

 

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

 

Brigadier General Margaret W. Burcham, USA, Appointee for Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission

Brigadier General Margaret W. Burcham is Commanding General of the United States Army Engineer Division, Great Lakes and Ohio River, a post she has held since 2011.  Previously, she served as Division Chief of the Joint Capabilities Division, J-8, Joint Staff in Washington D.C. In addition, she served as a District Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers in the North District of the Gulf Region Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Brigadier General Burcham’s earlier tours include Chief of the Commanding General’s Initiatives Group and Commander of the 94th Engineer Combat Battalion in Germany.  She was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star.  Brigadier General Burcham received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an M.S. from Kansas State University, and an M.S. from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

 

Leonard Forsman, Appointee for Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Leonard Forsman is Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, a position he has held since 2005.  Previously, he was a research archaeologist for Larson Anthropological/Archaeological Services in Seattle, Washington from 1992 to 2003.  From 1984 to 1990, he was Director of the Suquamish Museum in Suquamish, Washington, and has served on the Museum Board of Directors since 2010.  He has been Vice President of the Washington Indian Gaming Association 2010 and has been a member of the Washington State Historical Society Board since 2007, the Suquamish Tribal Cultural Cooperative Committee since 2006, and the Tribal Leaders Congress on Education since 2005.  Mr. Forsman received a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington and an M.A. in Historic Preservation from Goucher College.

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About Edited by Susan Bainbridge

At age 6, Susan was destined to be a journalist and photographer.  In 1980, Susan founded Bainbridge News and The Bainbridge Chronicle Newspaper. Bainbridge News specializes in Military and National Politics, including Military Funerals and Burials and Political Funerals and Burials.  Susan has covered the White House, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill. She has covered every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Recognized for her versatility, Susan has also covered finance, crime, civil rights events, marches, sports, musical events and more. In 1990, she established Bainbridge Photography, an On-Location photography company. In addition to military and political events, including Military and Political funerals and burials, Bainbridge Photography expanded into covering ALL funerals and burials, receptions, weddings, real estate, inventory, insurance, portrait, head shot, pets, fire and Hazmat.  Miss Bainbridge believes in going the extra mile. "My Clients always come first." In 1980, Susan began her career in Washington, D.C., working for WMZQ Radio as a reporter and guest hostess from 1980 to 1985. Intrigued by radio, Susan wanted to write, freelancing for radio, television and print newspapers, including AP, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Northern Virginia Sun, The Press-Republican and The Bainbridge Chronicle (established by Susan Bainbridge). In 1986, Susan worked at WDCA-TV Channel 20 as a guest hostess for "Eye On Washington." From 1990 to 1994, Susan reported and anchored for "The Arlington Weekly News." Additionally, she produced a segment for the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show. A prolific writer, while in high school in 1977, Bainbridge wrote an episode for NBC's "Little House on The Prairie" entitled "Laura's Best Friend." Though the show's producers did not use the script then, NBC producers encouraged Susan to pursue a writing and journalism career. Susan is a member of the National Press Club, the National Press Photographer's Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Susan Bainbridge's recognitions include from former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the late actor Lorne Greene, among many others. BAINBRIDGE NEWS was founded in 1980 by Susan Bainbridge (a sixth generation writer), a third generation journalist, a first generation photographer and a fourth generation entrepreneur. She is the first generation to establish a news business. Bainbridge News is dedicated in honor of Miss Bainbridge's late grandfather and idol, Mark S. Watson (The Baltimore Sun editor and war correspondent from 1920 to his death in 1966).

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