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Key Administration Posts – Rear Admiral Gerd F. Glang, Lynnae M. Ruttledge, James J. Zogby

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

Rear Admiral Gerd F. Glang – Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission

Lynnae M. Ruttledge – Member, Commission on Long-Term Care

  • James J. Zogby – Member, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

 

Rear Admiral Gerd F. Glang, Appointee for Commissioner, Mississippi River Commission

Rear Admiral Gerd F. Glang is Director of the Office of Coast Survey for the National Ocean Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  He has held this position since 2012, and also serves as the U.S. National Hydrographer.  His previous positions at NOAA include Chief of the Hydrographic Surveys Division, Chief of the Hydrographic Systems and Technology Programs, and Northeast Regional Navigation Manager.  He has served as Commanding Officer of the NOAA ships Whiting and Ronald H. Brown.  He was a Commissioned Officer of the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1989.  He has received the Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals from the Department of Commerce, the Air Force Commendation medal, the Coast Guard Commendation medal, and two NOAA Corps Commendation Medals.  Rear Admiral Glang received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a U.S. Coast Guard Deck Officer License from the State University of New York Maritime College.

Lynnae M. Ruttledge, Appointee for Member, Commission on Long-Term Care

Lynnae M. Ruttledge is a disability policy advisor to Daughters of Charity, Technology Research Into Disability, an international research institute.  Ms. Ruttledge was appointed to be a Member of the National Council on Disability in January 2013, and currently serves as Co-Vice Chair. Ms. Ruttledge served as Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration with the U.S. Department of Education from 2010 to 2012.  From 2005 to 2009, she served as Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation with the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.  Previously, Ms. Ruttledge held various positions at the Oregon Department of Human Services from 1986 to 2005, starting in the mental health division and ultimately serving as a member of the executive leadership team with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.  She began her career as a public school teacher in Michigan.  In 2007, she received the Washington Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management.  Ms. Ruttledge received a B.S. from Northern Michigan University.

Dr. James J. Zogby, Appointee for Member, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Dr. James J. Zogby is President of the Arab American Institute, which he founded in 1985.  He is also Managing Director of Zogby Research Services, and a Visiting Professor of Social Research and Public Polling at New York University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  In 1982, he co-founded Save Lebanon, Inc., a non-profit relief organization which funds social welfare projects in Lebanon.  Earlier in his career, Dr. Zogby co-founded the Palestine Human Rights Campaign and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.  He is the current Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Committee for SkyNewsArabia News.  He has hosted various television programs, including A Capital View on MBC from 1993 to 2001, and Viewpoint with James Zogby on Abu Dhabi Television from 2001 to 2011.  His column, “Washington Watch,” is currently published in 14 Arab and South Asian countries.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Dr. Zogby received a B.A. from Le Moyne College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Religions from Temple University.

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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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