President Appoints Former Hanna Man

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • Christopher P. Lu – Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor
  • Michael W. Kempner – Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors
  • Wes Moore – Member, Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service

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

  • Robert D. Alverson – United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission
  • James W. Balsiger – United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission
  • Donald R. Lane – United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission

President Obama said, “Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

Donald R. Lane is a commercial fisherman in Homer, Alaska. For more than 30 years, Mr. Lane has been the owner and operator of the fishing vessel Predator and has worked closely with the Alaska fishery communities, including recreational sport users, sport charters, and the commercial industry. From 1984 to 1992, Mr. Lane served as a member of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Homer Advisory Committee. He has served as member of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission since 1988 and as a member of the North Pacific Fisheries Association since 1985, serving as President from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Lane served in the United States Coast Guard from 1972 until 1975 and holds a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer Masters License.

Don Lane graduated in 1971 from Hanna/Elk Mountain school in Hanna, Wyoming.

1/14/14

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