Date: February 14, 2013 Refer To:
To: Senior Staff
W. Colvin /s/
Personnel Assignments - INFORMATION
As one of my first
communications as Acting Commissioner, I want to share with you the makeup of
my immediate executive team as well as several other Senior Executive Service
(SES) leadership changes.
Jim Kissko, formerly the Deputy
Inspector General, is Chief of Staff.
Kate Thornton, formerly one of
my Senior Advisors, is Deputy Chief of Staff.
Karie Kilgore, SES Candidate
Development Program (CDP) Class V graduate, is the Executive Secretary.
Stacy Rodgers, Greg Pace, and
Dot Smallwood will continue as my Senior Advisors.
In the Office of Budget, Finance
and Management, Mike Gallagher will leave for the Appeals Council March 4. Pete Spencer, former Regional Commissioner in
San Francisco prior to his retirement, has agreed to return and serve as the
Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance and Management through the end of the
In the Office of Operations,
Chicago Regional Commissioner (RC) Nancy Berryhill will serve as the Acting
Deputy Commissioner for Operations.
Terrie Gruber will resume her position as Assistant Deputy Commissioner (ADC)
for Operations. Marianna LaCanfora will
remain as a second ADC for Operations during this transition. Marcia Mosley will serve as Acting RC,
Chicago, while Nancy is on assignment in headquarters.
In the Office of Systems, Marti
Eckert, currently Deputy Associate Commissioner (DAC) for Telecommunications
and Systems Operations (OTSO), will serve as Acting Associate Commissioner for
Information Systems when Brad Flick reports to his new post in Chicago.
Dave Thomas, currently the
Assistant Associate Commissioner (AAC), OTSO (Enterprise IT Services
Management), will serve as Acting DAC, OTSO.
Sylvia Heist, SES CDP Class V, will serve as Acting AAC, OTSO
(Enterprise IT Services Management).
Commissioner Astrue’s executive
team will report to new assignments next week.
Jo Tittel and Tiffany Flick will move to the Office of Appellate
Operations. Dean Landis has accepted an
external assignment with the National Institutes of Health. Steve Nash will move to the Office of the
Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review. I would like to thank all of Commissioner
Astrue’s team for their fine work and dedication to the agency’s mission. I am confident they will continue that
support in their new roles.
Please join me in congratulating
everyone on their new roles and giving them your full support.