Roster Change

William Hooke, the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's

U.S. Weather Research Program Office, on June 5 will join the American Meteorological

Society as senior policy fellow and associate director of AMS' Atmospheric

Policy Program. He will play a central role in AMS' efforts to forge partnerships

with academia, government agencies and the private sector to address policy

issues and develop policy-relevant educational activities. Hooke plans to

retire from government on June 3.

President Clinton last week announced his intent to nominate Mildred Dresselhaus

to serve as director of energy research at the Energy Department. Dresselhaus

is a professor in the departments of electrical engineering and computer

science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will

be responsible for carrying out advisory, coordination and program management

activities related to DOE's energy research and development missions.

Dan Chenok, a veteran technocrat in the Office of Management and Budget,

has been named chief of the Information Policy and Technology Branch of

the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In that job, he could

become the Clinton administration's chief architect and enforcer of information

technology policy.

Chenok had been acting branch chief since September, replacing the former

chief, Bruce McConnell, who left to head the International Y2K Cooperation

Center. After watching the world's computers successfully roll over into

the new millennium, McConnell left government to start an international

consulting firm.

John Leahy III was promoted to chief of staff at Sun Microsystems Federal

Inc. Leahy previously was the director of marketing for Sun Federal.

Sun Federal announced other promotions, including Ann Ward as the director

of marketing; Todd Hathaway as area system engineering director for the

public-sector area; Bob Goldberg as manager of Europe/Middle East/Africa;

Jere Carroll as district sales manager for the Defense Department and Intel

District for the east federal region.

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