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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 13, 2005

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate two individuals and designate one individual to serve in his Administration:

The President intends to nominate Stewart A. Baker, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Policy). Mr. Baker is currently a Partner with Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Washington, D.C. He previously served as General Counsel for the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Prior to that, Mr. Baker served as General Counsel for the National Security Agency. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Baker received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

The President intends to nominate Tracy A. Henke, of Missouri, to be Executive Director of the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness at the Department of Homeland Security. Ms. Henke currently serves as Deputy Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice. She previously served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Henke served as Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Christopher S. Bond. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

The President intends to designate James Lambright, of Missouri, to be Acting President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

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