The Cable

Names: State, DoD

Bathsheba Crocker is the new chief of staff for Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Crocker, a former CSIS fellow and expert on post conflict reconstruction, previously worked for Steinberg as his executive assistant when Steinberg was the deputy national security advisor during the Clinton administration. She also previously served as the deputy chief of staff to the U.N.'s new special envoy for tsunami recovery, Bill Clinton.

Marcel Lettre has left his position as national security advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to move over to the OSD policy shop, where he is the new principal director for weapons of mass destruction. Lettre is reporting to Michael Nacht, the assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs.

Robin Roizman, a former professional staff member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee who focused on foreign aid reform, has moved over to the State Department's congressional relations shop, where she is handling global issues (foreign assistance, human rights, refugees, climate change). Mark de la Iglesia, a long-time staffer to Rep. Adam Smith, is the new director for House legislative affairs, reporting to David Adams, the DAS for House legislative affairs. (Update: Roizman's portfolio has been corrected.)


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