Transition Heads for State Department About to Be Named

Nov 12, 2008 4:05pm

ABC News has learned that Tom Donilon, assistant secretary of state for public affairs and chief of staff during the Clinton administration, will serve as the head of the Obama-Biden Transition Team’s Agency Review Team preparing for the transfer of power at the State Department.

Donilon, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of O’Melveny & Myers, was previously the executive vice president for law and policy at Fannie Mae. At the State Department, he was involved in the Balkans and Middle East peace negotiations, the expansion of NATO, and U.S.-China policy.

Ambassador Wendy Sherman, former counselor of the Department of State during the Clinton administration, will be Donilon’s deputy.

- jpt

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