Comings and Goings

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A regular feature of GovExec.com, Comings and Goings announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to webmaster@govexec.com or fax it to 202-739-8511.

C O M I N G S

David Beier, vice president of government affairs at Genentech, a biotechnology firm, is coming on board Vice President Al Gore's team as Chief Domestic Policy Advisor. Beier will focus on economic and technological issues for Gore. Beier previously worked for the House Judiciary Committee for 10 years. He replaces Don Gips, who is going to spend a few months at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as a visiting fellow.

Securities and Exchange Commission general counsel Richard H. Walker is taking over as chief of enforcement for the agency. He replaces William McLucas, who is taking a job at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Before becoming general counsel, Walker was the SEC's Northeast regional office director.

G O I N G S

Office of Management and Budget Director Franklin Raines is calling it quits. He is going to become chairman at Fannie Mae. OMB Deputy Director Jack Lew will succeed Raines, President Clinton announced Monday.

Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig is stepping down after completing a five-year term. Julie L. Williams, chief counsel for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, takes over for Ludwig automatically, under the National Bank Act.

K U D O S

The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program has awarded its 1998 distinguished leadership awards to Debra L. Hines, assistant commissioner at the Bureau of Public Debt; Lana Hurdle, the Peace Corps' chief financial officer; and Mark Murray, director of budget and management for the state of Michigan.

The Council of Former Federal Executives has awarded former IRS official G. Jerry Shaw with its first Bun B. Bray, Jr. award, named for a former Defense Department executive. Shaw now is a partner in the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Shaw, Bransford & O'Rourke. Shaw founded the Public Employees Roundtable and the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund. He represents the interests of federal professionals before Congress, within the executive branch, and in the courts.

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