What’s in a name?

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Biden’s transition team is preparing for the transfer of power even as President Donald Trump refuses to concede. The Biden-Harris transition on Tuesday unveiled its agency review teams, which will lay the groundwork within agencies for the new administration. The list provides a look at what a Biden administration might look like, since many of the same names could end up with jobs in the agencies and will influence who the administration ultimately hires.

The who’s who: Patrice Simms, vice president of litigation at Earthjustice, will lead the EPA team. Arun Majumdar , the first head of the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects-Energy arm, will lead the Energy Department team. The Interior Department team will be led by Kevin Washburn, a University of Iowa law professor and member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma who served in the Obama administration as assistant secretary of Indian Affairs. Cecilia Martinez , a veteran environmental justice advocate, will head the Council on Environmental Quality team.