Comings and goings
President Bush is expected to nominate Robert Stephan to be assistant secretary for infrastructure protection and designate him acting undersecretary of the Homeland Security Department's Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate. Stephan currently serves as special assistant to the secretary at DHS.
Brownstein Hyatt and Farber, a Denver-based law firm, has hired Suzanne Mencer, former director of DHS' Office for Domestic Preparedness and a 20-year FBI veteran, as a senior member of the government relations practice.
Paul Rosenzweig, a senior legal research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, was named the first chairman of DHS' Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Lisa Sotto, a partner and leader of the Regulatory Privacy and Information Management Practice Group at Hunton and Williams, a New York law firm, was named the committee's vice chairwoman.
James Loy, former DHS deputy secretary and former administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, joins the Cohen Group, founded by former Sen. William Cohen (R-Maine) to advise clients on dealing with the business, political, legal, regulatory and media environments.
Former Rep. Jim Turner (D-Texas), who was the ranking minority member on the House Homeland Security Committee, joins the public policy and government contracts practice at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold and Porter.
William Beaumet was named director of the Customs and Border Protection's Advanced Training Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.