President Bush announced last week that he intends to nominate William Campbell to be assistant secretary for management at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Campbell is currently deputy assistant secretary for finance at the VA and acting principal deputy assistant secretary for management.
Before joining the VA, Campbell was director of finance and procurement at the Coast Guard, a position that combined the functions of chief financial officer, head of contracting activity, senior acquisition selection official, senior competition advocate and director of security and counter intelligence. He has also served as chief engineer for the Naval Supply Systems Command and program manager for the Navy Spares Competition and Logistics Technology Program. Campbell earned a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Charles "Chip" Nottingham last week was appointed associate administrator for the Office of Policy at the Transportation Department's Federal Highway Administration. He will serve as principal adviser to the administrator on policy, legislation, congressional affairs, reauthorization of the six-year surface transportation program, international programs and other issues.
Most recently, Nottingham served as counsel to the House Government Reform Committee. From 1999-2002, he served as Virginia's commonwealth transportation commissioner and vice chairman of the Commonwealth Transportation Board. As chief executive officer of the Virginia Department of Transportation, Nottingham managed a workforce of more than 10,000 employees and an annual budget of $3 billion.
Nottingham holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.
On June 4, Robert Tuccillo was named deputy associate administrator for budget and policy at the Transportation Department's Federal Transit Administration.
Tuccillo has served in the Office of Management and Budget in a series of increasingly responsible positions. As senior program examiner in OMB's Environment Branch since 1993, he was responsible for analysis and development of budget, legislative, regulatory and management policy for the Environmental Protection Agency. More recently, he helped formulate the administration's policies on climate change.
In his new position, Tuccillo will oversee a team responsible for policy development, strategic and program planning, program evaluation, budgeting and accounting.
The Association for Federal Information Resources Management will conduct its annual awards luncheon June 19, when it will honor senior executives for their outstanding leadership during the past year.
The 2002 Executive Leadership in Information Resources Management Award will be presented to Patrick Schambach, associate undersecretary for information, science and technology at the Transportation Security Administration.
Other award winners:
* Leadership Award in Acquisition and Procurement: Michael Sade, director, Office of Acquisition Management, Commerce Department.
Innovative Applications Leadership Award: Robert Lehnes, Deputy Program Executive Officer, U.S. Army
Leadership Award for Industry: Olga Grkavac, executive vice president, Information Technology Association of America.
Legislative Information Technology Leadership Award: Melissa Wojciak, staff director, House of Representatives Technology and Procurement Policy Subcommittee.
E-Government Leadership Award: Daniel Chenok, information policy and technology branch chief, Office of Management and Budget.
Leadership for Service to the Citizen Award: Jane Langdon, Internet channel manager, U.S. Postal Service.
Leadership in Service to the Government IT Community: Costis Toregas, vice chairman, National Academy of Public Administration.