On September 29, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Thomas R. Nides to be the State Department’s Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources vice Jack Lew. The Wh released the following brief bio:
Thomas R. Nides is the Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley. He is an executive officer and serves as a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee and Operating Committee. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Nides served for one year as Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer of Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest public relations agencies in the world. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Nides was Chief Administrative Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston, and served on the firm’s Executive Board. Mr. Nides has also served as Chief of Staff to the United States Trade Representative, Executive Assistant to the Speaker, Assistant to the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives and Senior Vice President of Fannie Mae.
Mr. Nides is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Additional info from Morgan Stanley:
Tom Nides has served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Morgan Stanley and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee since 2005, where he has led the human resources and talent management, government affairs, communications, marketing, community affairs and corporate services functions.