WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden introduced his intent to appoint the next seven people to serve in key roles:

  • Carlos Del Toro, Nominee for Secretary of the Navy
  • Sandra Bruce, Nominee for Inspector General of the Department of Education
  • Carlton Waterhouse, Nominee for Assistant Administrator of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Margaret Burnham, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board
  • Clayborne Carson, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board
  • Gabrielle Dudley, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board
  • Henry Klibanoff, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board

Carlos Del Toro, Nominee for Secretary of the Navy

Carlos Del Toro is a retired Commander within the U.S. Navy with almost 40 years’ expertise in nationwide safety and naval operations, budgeting, and acquisition. Over the course of a 22-year profession within the U.S. Navy, Del Toro held a collection of essential appointments – together with Senior Executive Assistant to the Director for Program Analysis and Evaluation within the Office of the Secretary of Defense; First Commanding Officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Bulkeley; and Special Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget – earlier than founding SBG Technology Solutions, Inc. He has served as CEO and President of SBG Technology Solutions for the final 17 years. As CEO and President of SBG Technology Solutions, Del Toro has supported protection applications throughout a bunch of fast and long-term Navy challenge areas, together with shipbuilding, AI, cybersecurity, acquisition applications, house methods, well being, and coaching. Having earned a Masters in National Security Studies from the Naval War College and a Masters in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, Del Toro has additionally supported navy applications addressing coverage and strategic research.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos Del Toro immigrated to the U.S. along with his household as refugees in 1962. Raised within the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, he attended public colleges and obtained an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, the place he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was the primary Hispanic President of the White House Fellows Foundation and Alumni affiliation and serves on the Board of Directors of the Stimson Center. He was just lately appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Special Commission on Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion. Del Toro is married to Betty Del Toro, with whom they’ve 4 youngsters and a granddaughter.

Sandra Bruce, Nominee for Inspector General of the Department of Education

Sandra D. Bruce, Acting Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General, is a results-oriented chief with greater than 30 years of expertise directing, overseeing, managing, and conducting complicated audit, inspections, and investigative-related applications. Bruce joined the OIG in 2014 as Deputy Inspector General and has been main the workplace since 2018 when Inspector General Kathleen S. Tighe retired.

Prior to becoming a member of OIG, Bruce was the Assistant Inspector General for Inspections on the U.S. Department of Energy, a place she additionally held on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2006 to 2009. From 1997 to 2006, Bruce was a frontrunner with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, directing its Law Enforcement and Postal Service Security unit and its Computer Assisted Audit Techniques unit. From 1986 to 1997, Bruce was with the U.S. Army Audit Agency, the place she started her public service profession as an auditor, rising to an Audit Supervisor and Associate Program Director. Bruce was additionally a Legislative Fellow for Senator Carl Levin.

Acting Inspector General Bruce has obtained quite a few awards for her work, together with a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Award for Excellence, Distinguished Achievement Awards, Exceptional Performance Award, and is a recipient of the Excellence in Government Leadership Award introduced by the Association of Government Accountants-Philadelphia Chapter. Bruce is lively within the inspector normal neighborhood, presently serving as a member of Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) the place she chairs the PRAC’s GAO and State and Local Oversight Subcommittee and is a member of the PRAC’s Financial Sector Work Group. Bruce additionally serves as chair of the brand new CIGIE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work Group, and is a member of the CIGIE Audit Committee and CIGIE Information Technology Committee. Bruce beforehand served on the CIGIE Deputy Inspector General Work Group and the Intelligence Community Inspector General’s Assistant Inspectors General for Inspections Work Group.

Bruce earned her Master of Science in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Fayetteville State University.

Carlton Waterhouse, Nominee for Assistant Administrator of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency

Carlton Waterhouse is a global knowledgeable on environmental legislation and environmental justice, in addition to reparations and redress for historic injustices. He has lectured globally on local weather justice and group-based inequality. In 2019, he testified earlier than the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, and in 2018 he accomplished a Fulbright analysis fellowship in Brazil analyzing race and police violence. His views have been revealed within the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and lots of different media retailers. His scholarship contains essays, articles, and ebook chapters targeted on the moral and authorized dimensions of environmental justice and reparations. After finishing legislation faculty, Dr. Waterhouse started his profession as an lawyer with the United States Environmental Protection Agency the place he served within the Office of Regional Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia and the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. While on the EPA, he served because the chief authorized counsel for the company in a number of important instances and as a nationwide and regional knowledgeable on environmental justice, incomes three of the Agency’s prestigious nationwide awards.

Dr. Waterhouse earned a Ph.D. in Social Ethics from Emory University. He can also be a graduate of the Howard University School of Law, the Candler School of Divinity and the Pennsylvania State University. He is presently on a depart of absence from the Howard University School of Law the place he serves as a Professor of Law and because the inaugural director the varsity’s Environmental Justice Center which is underneath growth. Before becoming a member of the Howard University school in 2019, he served as a Professor of Law on the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law the place he directed the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Law Program. Drawing from his distinctive background, Dr. Waterhouse examines civil rights, human rights, and environmental points from a multidisciplinary strategy. He actively participates in nationwide, native, and worldwide organizations defending civil rights and addressing environmental points. In February 2021, he was appointed to serve within the Biden-Harris Administration because the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Land and Emergency Management on the EPA.

Margaret Burnham, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board

Margaret Burnham has served as a state court docket decide (appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis, 1977), civil rights lawyer, and human rights commissioner. A graduate of Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she has been on the Northeastern University school since 2002.  She was named to the 2016 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows, an honor recognizing a choose group of students for his or her important work within the social sciences and humanities. 

Professor Burnham views her work as a part of a world reconceptualization that seeks to historicize private reminiscence by connecting residents to the previous in ways in which inform the continued dialog in regards to the current. In this democratizing undertaking to create an inclusive and genuine nationwide historical past, the distinctive function of researchers is to supply correct accounts of previous occasions. If effectively carried out, the work ought to make clear occasions and experiences, yield new readings of the previous, and alter understandings about current imperatives.

Clayborne Carson, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board

Clayborne Carson has devoted most of his skilled life to the examine of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the actions King impressed. Since receiving his doctorate from UCLA in 1975, Dr. Carson has taught at Stanford University, the place he’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Centennial Professor of History (Emeritus). In 1985 the late Coretta Scott King invited Dr. Carson to direct a long-term undertaking to edit and publish the authoritative version of her late husband’s speeches, sermons, correspondence, publications, and unpublished writings. Under Carson’s course, the King Papers Project has produced seven volumes of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2005 Carson based the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute to endow and increase the tutorial outreach of the King Papers Project. Although he’s finishing his remaining 12 months directing the King Institute, he’ll proceed his analysis and educating as a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Dr. Carson spent his childhood years in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the place his father labored as a safety inspector on the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Since transferring to Los Angeles in 1964 to attend UCLA, he has resided in California. As a scholar, he participated in civil rights and antiwar protests, and lots of of his subsequent writings replicate these experiences by stressing the significance of grassroots organizing and nonviolent resistance to injustice throughout the African-American freedom battle

Dr. Carson has been married for greater than 5 a long time to Susan Ann Carson, who till her retirement in 2008 was the managing editor of the King Papers Project. His son, Malcolm, graduated from Howard University and the University of California’s Boalt School of Law and is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Trust for Public Land in San Francisco. His daughter Temera graduated from San Jose State University with a grasp’s diploma in social work and is a social work supervisor for the County of Santa Clara, California. His grand-daughter Dalila Adofo is a undertaking coordinator of San Francisco’s Southeast Community Council for Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates.

Gabrielle Dudley, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board

Gabrielle M. Dudley is Instruction Archivist on the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. In this function, she companions with school and different instructors to develop programs and archives analysis assignments for each undergraduate and graduate college students. She has taught programs on archives reference, entry, and outreach for Clayton State University and programs on Black print tradition for the California Rare Book School. She has authored a number of skilled articles on the intersection of pedagogy and archives together with the ebook chapter “For When They Arrive: Using Black Women Writers Collections to Advance Engagement in Special Collections Libraries” forthcoming in Critical Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries.

Gabrielle is a founding member of the Atlanta Black Archives Alliance and has held management positions within the Society of American Archivists, Society of Georgia Archivists, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  Gabrielle earned her M.A. in Public History and MLIS with a focus in Archival Studies and Preservation Management from the University of South Carolina. She additionally holds a B.A. in History from the University of Montevallo.

Henry Klibanoff, Nominee for Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board

Hank Klibanoff, a veteran journalist who received a Pulitzer Prize in History in 2007 for a ebook he co-wrote in regards to the information protection of the civil rights battle within the South, is the creator and host of Buried Truths, a story historical past podcast produced by WABE (NPR) in Atlanta. A local of Florence, Alabama, Klibanoff joined Emory on the shut of a 36-year profession in newspapers in Mississippi and at The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the place he was managing editor for information. He is a professor of apply within the Creative Writing Program at Emory, the place he teaches non-fiction.

Klibanoff and his co-author, Gene Roberts, received the Pulitzer Prize in historical past for his or her ebook, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation, revealed by Knopf (2006), Vintage (2007) and Brilliance Audio (2007). The Race Beat explores information protection of civil rights from the Nineteen Thirties by way of the late Nineteen Sixties, significantly the affect of the black press, the Northern press, the Southern liberal and segregationist press, tv and photojournalism. Buried Truths, his podcast, targeted in Season 1 on Isaiah Nixon, a black farmer in Alston, Georgia, who was killed by two white males on Election Day in 1948 after he voted in defiance of threats. The second season was about A.C. Hall, a black 17-year previous who was shot within the again and killed by two white law enforcement officials in Macon, Georgia, in 1962 after a white girl misidentified him. Season 3 went outdoors the trendy civil rights period to look at the taking pictures demise final February of Ahmaud Arbery of Brunswick, Georgia; he was jogging by way of a neighborhood when he was shot and killed as three white males in two vans chased him.

Klibanoff spent six years as a reporter in Mississippi, three years at The Boston Globe and 20 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, three of which had been because the Midwest correspondent based mostly in Chicago. Between Mississippi and Boston, he took a 12 months to backpack in Europe and the Middle East. He joined TheAtlanta Journal-Constitution as managing editor for information in 2002 and left the paper in 2008, after which he joined Emory. Klibanoff and his spouse, Laurie A. Leonard, who’s a speech therapist, have three daughters: Caroline, Eleanor, and Corinne.



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