WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 31, 2014) — President Barack Obama on Friday announced his intent to nominate Michael K. Goto, as the Appointee for United States Commissioner, Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.
Michael K. Goto has served as a member of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council since 2012. He has served as the Chair of the Committee on Pelagic and International Fisheries since 2012. He has held various positions for the United Fishing Agency, Ltd., including Auction Manager since 2014, Executive Assistant to the General Manager since 2007, and Sales Manager from 2009 to 2014. He currently serves as a Director and Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Longline Association. He also serves as a Director on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Commercial Fishing Village Association at Pier 38, Honolulu Harbor. Mr. Goto received a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.
The announcement came with Obama’s intent to nominate several other individuals to key Administration posts:
• David J. Berteau – Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, Department of Defense
• Leigh A. Bradley – General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs
• Mona Dixon – Member, Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service
• Mark Scarano – Federal Cochairperson, Northern Border Regional Commission
• Jeffrey Bleich – Member, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
• Michael K. Goto – United States Commissioner, Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean
• Mary Lou Leary– Deputy Director for State, Local, and Tribal Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy
• August William “Bill” Ritter – Representative of the United States, Western Interstate Nuclear Board
• William Sabol – Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice
“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles,” Obama stated. “I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”