As the Trump Administration winds down over the next couple months, President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team have begun appointing agency transition leads to ensure a smooth transition of power.

“These teams are composed of highly experienced and talented professionals with deep backgrounds in crucial policy areas across the Federal government,” the Biden-Harris Transition Team website says. “The teams have been crafted to ensure they not only reflect the values and priorities of the incoming administration, but reflect the diversity of perspectives crucial for addressing America’s most urgent and complex challenges.”

Transition team leads have been named for the following major agencies and departments:

Department of Commerce

  • Geovette Washington, most recently with the University of Pittsburgh

Department of Defense

  • Kath Hicks, most recently with the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Department of Energy

  • Arun Majumdar, most recently with Stanford University

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, most recently with Manatt, Phelps and Phillps, LLP
  • Robert Gordon, most recently with the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Michigan

Department of Homeland Security

  • Ur Jaddou, most recently with America’s Voice

Department of Justice

  • Christopher Schroeder, most recently with Duke University

Department of Labor

  • Chris Lu, most recently with FiscalNote

Department of State

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, most recently with Albright Stonebridge Group

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Meg Kabat, most recently with Atlas Research, LLC

The Executive Office of the President

  • Cynthia Bernstein, most recently with Deloitte Consulting, LLP

The General Services Administration

  • Katy Kale, most recently with Elevate, LLC

The Intelligence Community

  • Stephanie O’Sullivan, most recently self-employed
  • Vince Stewart, most recently with Ankura Consulting

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Ellen Stofan, most recently with The Smithsonian Institution

The Office of Management and Budget

  • Martha Coven, most recently with Princeton University

The Office of Science and Technologoy Policy

  • Cristin Dorgelo, most recently with the Association of Science and Technology Centers

The Office of Personnel Management

  • Kiran Ahuja, most recently with Philanthropy Northwest

The Small Business Administration

  • Jonathan Swain, most recently with Harvard University

The U.S. Digital Service

  • Matt Bailey, most recently with PEN America
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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.