NARA and Declassification

Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) - Appointment History

Presidential Appointments

Appointment 1

Britt Snider – 10/4/2004, (Chairman) appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2008

Jennifer Sims – 12/24/2008, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2011

Laura DeBonis – 3/12/2015, appointed by President Obama, term ended on 3/11/2018

Vacant 

Appointment 2

Martin Faga – 10/4/2004, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2008

Martin Faga – 10/4/2008, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2011

Martin Faga – 2/10/2012, appointed by President Obama; term ended on 10/3/2014

James Baker – 6/22/2016, appointed by President Obama for a three year term

Appointment 3 

Stephen Garfinkel – 10/4/2004, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2008

Herbert O. Briick – 10/23/2008, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2011

William Leary – 2/10/2012, appointed by President Obama; term ended on 10/3/2014

William Leary – 1/14/2015, appointed by President Obama, term ended on 1/13/2018

Vacant

Appointment 4 

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker – 10/4/2004, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2007

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker – 10/23/2008, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2010

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker - 1/10/2012, appointed by President Obama; term ended on 10/3/2013

Solomon Watson – 3/12/2015, appointed by President Obama, term ended on 3/11/2018

Vacant

Appointment 5 

Richard Norton Smith – 10/4/2004, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2006

Ronald Radosh – 4/10/2007, appointed by President Bush; term ended on 10/3/2009*

Nancy Soderberg – 1/10/2012; term ended on 10/3/2012

Nancy Soderberg – 11/16/2012; term ended on 10/3/2015

Trevor Morrison – 6/22/2016, appointed by President Obama for a three-year term**
 

* Note:  Mr. Radosh’s term ended on 10/3/2009; however, the wording in the White House announcement of 4/10/2007 advised (incorrectly) that his appointment would end on April 9, 2010.

** Note: Mr. Morrison was appointed by President Obama for a three year term.  His two-year chairmanship term ends on 6/21/2018.

Congressional Appointments

Speaker of the House 

William O. Studeman – 6/6/06, appointed by Speaker Dennis Hastert; term ended on 6/5/2009

David E. Skaggs – 6/24/2009, appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi; term ended on 6/5/2012

William O. Studeman – 5/18/2012, appointed by Speaker John Boehner; term ended on 5/17/2015

Vacant

Minority Leader of the House 

David Skaggs – 1/19/2005, appointed by Leader Nancy Pelosi; term ended on 1/18/2007

David Skaggs – 7/16/2007, appointed by Leader John Boehner; resigned on 6/5/2009

William O. Studeman – 5/21/2009, appointed by Leader John Boehner; resigned on 5/20/2012*

David E. Skaggs – 3/29/2012, appointed by Leader Nancy Pelosi; resigned on 3/28/2015*

John F. Tierney – 7/11/2017, appointed by Leader Nancy Pelosi for a three-year term

* Note:  Adm. Studeman and Mr. Skaggs, working closely with the Congressional leadership after the Party change in the House, arranged for their resignations and reappointments so to re-align the Speaker/Minority Leader appointments.

Majority Leader of the Senate 

Joan Vail Grimson – 3/10/2005, appointed by Leader Bill Frist; term ended on 3/9/2008*

Sanford Ungar – 3/7/2008, appointed by Leader Harry Reid; term ended on 3/9/2011*

Sanford Ungar – 3/7/2011, reappointed by Leader Harry Reid; term ended on 3/6/2014

Sanford Ungar – 3/6/2014, reappointed by Leader Harry Reid; term ended on 3/5/2017

Kenneth L. Wainstein – 9/20/2016, reappointed by Leader Mitch McConnell for a three-year term

* Note: Mr. Ungar’s appointment was published before Ms. Grimson’s term ended, so Counsel advised that the date of 3/10/2008 be used as his official start date, and 3/9/2011 be used as his official end date.

Minority Leader of the Senate 

William Burck – 5/18/2010, appointed by Leader Mitch McConnell; term ended on 5/17/2012

Kenneth L. Wainstein – 9/17/2013, appointed by Leader Mitch McConnell; term ended on 9/16/2016

Alissa M. Starzak – 2/27/2018, appointed by Senate Minority Leader Charles E.  Schumer for a three-year term​

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