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

  • Debra Satz – Member, National Council on the Humanities
  • Stuart Symington– Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Department of State

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

  • Kody H. Kinsley – Assistant Secretary for Management, Department of the Treasury

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:

Dr. Debra Satz, Nominee for Member, National Council on the Humanities
Dr. Debra Satz is the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts at Stanford University, positions she has held since 2007 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Satz joined Stanford University’s Department of Philosophy in 1988. She served as Faculty Director of the Bowen McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society from 2008 to 2014 and as Director of the Program in Ethics in Society 1996 to 2007. In 2002, Dr. Satz was the Marshall Weinberg Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan. She taught at Swarthmore College from 1987 to 1988 and at Harvard University from 1986 to 1987 Dr. Satz received a B.A. from the City College of New York and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

W. Stuart Symington, Nominee for Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Department of State
W. Stuart Symington, a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Africa and African Security Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, a position he has held since 2015. Mr. Symington served as U.S. Special Representative for the Central African Republic from 2014 to 2015 and as a Political Advisor at U.S. Northern Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command from 2011 to 2014. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda from 2008 to 2011 and Djibouti from 2006 to 2008. He was the Department’s Representative at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia from 2005 to 2006, Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and Deputy Director of the Department’s Office of West African Affairs from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Symington served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger from 2001 to 2003, Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador from 1997 to 2001, and a Pearson Fellow in the Office of U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton from 1996 to 1997. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1986, Mr. Symington has also served in Honduras, Spain, and Mexico, as well as in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. Mr. Symington received a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

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

Kody H. Kinsley, Appointee for Assistant Secretary for Management, Department of the Treasury
Kody H. Kinsley is Counselor in the Office of Management at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Previously, Mr. Kinsley served as Director of Policy and Program Support in the District of Columbia Department of Human Services from 2015 to 2016. From 2012 to 2015, he served in various roles at the Department of the Treasury, including Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Management from 2014 to 2015. He also detailed as a Policy Analyst for the Deputy Director to the Domestic Policy Council at the White House from 2013 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Kinsley was a Program Analyst in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Mr. Kinsley received a B.A. from Brevard College and an M.P.P from the Goldman School at the University of California, Berkeley.