Comings and Goings

Every Monday on, Comings and Goings announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to or fax it to 202-739-8511.

Jon-Christopher Bua has been appointed director of communications at the Office of Personnel Management. Bua previously served as head of communications at the Small Business Administration.

Raymond Davis Layne was recently appointed deputy assistant secretary of labor at Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Layne is a 28-year veteran of OSHA and spent the past ten years in Atlanta as the agency's southeastern regional administrator.

Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala has named Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., as director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health. Nabel will assume the position on April 11. He currently is the Henry Sewall professor of internal medicine and professor of biological chemistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The center is working to develop vaccines against HIV.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph J. Redden will retire from his position as commander of the Air University, Air Education and Training Command at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. President Clinton has nominated Air Force Lieutenant General Lance W. Lord as Redden's replacement.

Donald G. Cook, Air Force major general and deputy chief of staff for Air and Space Operations at the Pentagon, has been nominated to be vice commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced recently.

Kathleen P. McShea has been named director of the office of consumer information at the Department of Energy. McShea was formerly director of media at Consumers Union in New York. Her DOE responsibilities will include educating Americans about energy efficiency.

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