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Carroll Publishing launches GovSearch API™

November 7, 2018:Carroll Publishing announced the launch of GovSearch API™, a government contact data service that allows subscribers to connect server-to-server via HTTP and quickly develop a functional application or integrate into an existing web site or CRM application. Learn more.

Pamela Patenaude resigns as Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Jan. 18, 2019: Pamela Patenaude resigned yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Patenaude, 57, was the main administrator running HUD during much of her sixteen months working as the HUD Deputy Secretary. Patenaude is the third senior political appointee with housing experience to leave HUD in recent weeks. Neal Rackleff, the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development, resigned in December, 2018. Michael Bright, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at the Government National Mortgage Association, or Ginnie Mae, announced his resignation last week, the week of Jan. 6-12, 2019. Patenaude, who started her career at HUD as a 21-year-old intern during the Reagan administration, has worked for more than two decades in housing policy and economic development, and she was previously former President George W. Bush’s Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at HUD. Before she joined HUD, she was the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, a national non-profit education and research organization. Before she co-founded the foundation, she was the director of housing policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she led a twenty-one-person commission to present a new direction for national housing policy. Patenaude was also previously the executive vice president of the Urban Land Institute and the founding executive director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing.

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, Pennsylvania Republican, to resign from office Jan. 23

Jan. 18, 2019: U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, Pennsylvania Republican, who just started his fifth term in Congress, has announced that he plans to resign from office on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, to take a job in the private sector. Marino, 66, was just elected to the newly-created Twelfth Congressional District in the November, 2018, general elections. Marino was first elected in 2010 to Pennsylvania's Tenth Congressional District. He was elected in November, 2018, to the redrawn Twelfth District, where he represented portions of Northumberland County, and Union Snyder, Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming counties. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Democrat, must now schedule a special election to fill Marino's seat for the rest of Marino’s current term. Marino announced his resignation in a statement, but it was unclear from initial media reports what job Marino is taking in the private sector.

Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser appointed Deputy to Chairman, Hawaii Board of Agriculture

Jan. 18, 2019: Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser was re-appointed as the Deputy to the Chairman of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture by Gov. David Ige on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Shimabukuro-Geiser has been the Deputy to the Chairman since 2015. Shimabukuro-Geiser is a long-time agriculture advocate who previously worked at Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. in Waianae, having worked for the company as a vice president and as an administrative and fiscal assistant. She also worked as a vice president at Associated Producers Corp. in Honolulu.

Mike McCartney appointed Director, Hawaii Business, Economic Development and Tourism Department

Jan. 18, 2019: Mike McCartney was appointed as the Director of the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) by Gov. David Ige on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. McCartney has been Ige’s Chief of Staff since December, 2014. In his new position, McCartney succeeds Luis Salaveria, who resigned to work for the government affairs group, SanHi, at the Honolulu law firm Ashton and Wriston, in December, 2018. McCartney was previously the president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state government’s tourism agency. He was previously the Executive Director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association; the Director of the Department Human Resources Development Management; and the president and CEO of PBS Hawaii. McCartney was also a Member of the Hawaii State Senate for ten years.

Greg Guidry nominated as U.S. District Court Judge for Louisiana Eastern District

Jan. 18, 2019: Greg C. Guidry was nominated as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Guidry is currently a Louisiana State Supreme Court Judge, where he has worked since 2009. Before taking that position, Guidry was a Judge for the state’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court. Guidry has also worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where he was the Chief of the Violent Crime Unit and the Chief of the Drug Unit. Guidry also worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Louisiana Department of Justice. Guidry received his B.A. and law degree from Louisiana State University.

Ford Fuchigami appointed Administrative Director, Hawaii Governor's Office

Jan. 18, 2019: Ford Fuchigami was re-appointed as the Administrative Director for the Hawaii Governor’s Office on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, by Gov. David Ige. Fuchigami has held the position since November, 2017. He was previously the Director of the Department of Transportation. Fuchigami also previously worked as an executive in the hospitality industry.

James Hendrix nominated as U.S. District Court Judge, Texas Northern District

Jan. 18, 2019: James W. Hendrix was nominated as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Hendrix, of Texas, is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. He is the Chief of the Appellate Division; a Member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee; and the Chairman of the Nationwide Appellate Chiefs Workings Group. Before he joined the government in 2007, Hendrix was an associate at the Dallas office of Baker Botts LLP, where his practice focused on complex civil litigation. Hendrix received his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.