Photo Gallery: Swearing In Ceremony for DOL Assistant Secretaries, October 09, 2009
- Dep. Sec. Seth Harris, EBSA AS Phyllis C. Borzi; VETS AS Ray Jefferson; OCIA AS Brian Kennedy; Sec. Solis; OASAM AS Michael Kerr; ODEP AS Kathleen Martinez; ETA AS Jane Oates
- Sec. Solis; Dep. Sec. Seth Harris, EBSA AS Phyllis C. Borzi; VETS AS Ray Jefferson; OCIA AS Brian Kennedy; OASAM AS Michael Kerr; ODEP AS Kathleen Martinez; ETA AS Jane Oates
- EBSA AS Phyllis C. Borzi; VETS AS Ray Jefferson; OCIA AS Brian Kennedy; OASAM AS Michael Kerr; ODEP AS Kathleen Martinez; ETA AS Jane Oates
- Photo of Phyllis Borzi, Assistant Secretary for EBSA: Phyllis Borzi our new Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security. Phyllis has worked to protect and promote the benefits of America’s workers throughout her career. She came to us by way of The George Washington University Medical Center where she was a research professor. Prior to that, she served as counsel for the prestigious law firm of O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue. Before that, Phyllis spent 16 years as an employee benefit counsel for the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor. Great to have you, Phyllis!
- Photo of Ray Jefferson, Assistant Secretary for VETS: Ray Jefferson is our new Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training. Ray is a graduate of West Point. He served as an Army Officer with the infantry, Rangers and Special Forces. While attempting to protect his teammates from a hand grenade detonating prematurely during Special Forces training, he lost all five fingers on his left hand. After recuperating, Ray attended Harvard's Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. Ray is also a former White House Fellow. Great to have you, Ray!
- Photo of Brian Kennedy, Assistant Secretary for OCIA: Brian Kennedy, is our Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Brian brings many years of experience working on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he served as counsel to Rep. George Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor. He has also worked with Senator Harry Reid as his Counsel and Senator Paul Simon as his Subcommittee Staff Director. Brian was also a Special Assistant to President Clinton. His two daughters led us in the pledge of allegiance and I know his wife and his proud parents are here. Congratulations, Brian.
- Michael Kerr is our new Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management. Michael worked most recently for Service Employees International Union where he was in charge of finance and administration. Michael is actually a retuning DOL member, as he served eight years here under the Clinton Administration, first in the Office of Secretary Reich, then for Secretary Herman in the Employment Standards Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Workers Compensation Programs, and as Administrator of Wage and Hour. Welcome back and congratulations!
- Photo of Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary for ODEP: Kathleen Martinez is our new Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy. Most recently, Kathy was the Executive Director of the World Institute on Disability. In 2005, she was appointed to State Department’s Committee on Disability and Foreign Policy and prior to that she was appointed by former President Bush to the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency responsible for advising the President and Congress on disability policy. Welcome on board, Kathy.
- Photo of Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for ETA: Jane Oates is our Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. Jane is the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and a former Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jon Corzine. Prior to joining Governor Corzine, she was the Senior Policy Advisor on higher education, national service, adult literacy, education research and workforce issues to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Great to have you, Jane!