Monday, May 25, 2009

Zoi and Brinkman For DOE & Castle For Dept of Interior

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources is considering the following nominations this week:

Catherine Radford Zoi, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Energy, Efficiency, and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. Zoi is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Climate Protection, formerly: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy Development Authority, Chief of Staff At the Council On Environmental Quality, Clinton-Gore Chief of Staff On Environmental Policy in the Administration of Clinton-Gore, Group Executive. M.S., Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth. B.S., Geology, Duke University.

William F. Brinkman, of New Jersey, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy. Currently a Senior Research Physicist in the Physics Department at Princeton University. He retired as Vice President, Research from Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ. In that position his responsibilities included the direction of all research to enable the advancement of the technology underlying Lucent Technologies’ products. Previous to this position he was Physical Sciences Research Vice President and Vice President of Research at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. William received his BS and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Missouri in 1960 and 1965, respectively.

Anne Castle, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary of the Interior. Ms. Castle joined Holland & Hart LLP as a lawyer in 1981 and became a partner in 1987. She is a practitioner in water rights and water quality law, and has over twenty-five years of experience in water rights practice. She has represented a wide variety of clients in water court litigation, including adjudications of water rights, changes in water rights and plans for augmentation, and appeals. University of Colorado School of Law, J.D. 1981, University of Colorado, B.S. 1973.

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