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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 13, 2007

Nominations Sent to the Senate

Lisa E. Epifani, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs), vice Jill L. Sigal, resigned.

Gracia M. Hillman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2009. (Reappointment)

Joseph N. Laplante, Jr., of New Hampshire, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Hampshire, vice Joseph A. Diclerico, Jr., retired.

Gail Dennise Mathieu, of New Jersey, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia.

Gustavus Adolphus Puryear IV, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, vice Robert L. Echols, retired.

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