Industry CEOs Tapped as Nominees of Obama's Telecom Advisory Committee

Linda Gooden, Lockheed Martin

President Barack Obama yesterday announced his intent to fill two key administration posts, as well as appoint six individuals to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

In a White House press release, Obama said he intends to nominate Aaron Dworkin and Clyde E. Terry for members of the National Council on the Arts. Dworkin currently serves as an adviser for several education and music organizations and is the president of Sphinx Organization, and Terry is CEO of Granite State Independent Living.

Obama also announced his intent to appoint several individuals to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, including Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions; Telcordia CEO and President Mark Greenquist; Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse; VeriSign, Inc. President and CEO Mark McLaughlin; Akamai CEO Paul Sagan; and Ciena CEO Gary Smith.

“I am confident that these talented individuals will greatly serve this administration and the American people,” Obama said. “I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

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