LCDP Class IX began their program on July 13, 2014 and the program will conclude on January 29, 2016. The LCDP is an 18 - month NOAA leadership development program. The program will provide this cadre of employees with a series of cross-line, multidisciplinary training and learning experiences that will broaden participantsâ€™ understanding of NOAAâ€™s strategic vision, mission, and goals, as well as our business processes. The LCDP, a key component of NOAAâ€™s Strategic Human Capital Management Plan, is our premier succession planning initiative. Participants are listed below in alphabetical order by Line Office.
Recruitment for the next LCDP cohort, Class X, is expected to begin in June, 2016. See the timeline below for more information:
* Note: dates are estimates and are subject to change.
|Duty Station||Job Title|
|1||David Diamond||DUS/O||Washington, D.C.||Management Analyst (Advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations)|
|2||Troy Wilds||UNSEC||Washington, D.C||Executive Director, Office of the Under Secretary|
|3||Martin Yapur||NESDIS||Silver Spring, MD||Director, Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations (TPIO)|
|4||Felipe Arzayus||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Lead, Science Planning Coordinator; NMFS Ecosystem Science Team|
|5||Keith Chanon||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||International Science Coordinator|
|6||Sean Hayes||NMFS||Santa Cruz, CA||Supervisory Fisheries Research Biologist|
|7||Matthew McPherson||NMFS||Miami, FL||Director, Social Sciences Research Group, SEFSC|
|8||Brianne Szczepanek||NMFS||Silver Spring, MD||Legislative Affairs Specialist/Roll Out Coordinator|
|9||Ryan Wulff||NMFS||Sacramento, CA||Acting Delta Policy and Restoration Branch Chief|
|10||Brendan Bray||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Chief of Staff, Office of Response and Restoration|
|11||Kathleen Jamison||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Program Analyst, Office of Coast Survey|
|12||Jeffrey King||NOS||Charleston, SC||Acting Director, Hollings Marine Laboratory|
|13||Liz Kretovic||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Executive Officer, Emergency Response Division|
|14||Michael Murray||NOS||Santa Barbara, CA||Deputy Superintendent, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary|
|15||Frank Parker||NOS||Silver Spring, MD||Associate Director, NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program|
|16||DaNa Carlis||NWS||College Park, MD||Meteorologist|
|17||Genene Fisher||NWS||College Park, MD||Executive Officer, National Centers for Environmental PredictionSenior|
|18||Marc Saccucci||NWS||Silver Spring, MD||Meteorologist|
|19||Marina Timofeyeva||NWS||Silver Spring, MD||Physical Scientist|
|20||Jennifer Day||OAR||Ann Arbor, MI||Great Lakes Regional Coordinator|
|21||Sami Grimes||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Acting Deputy Director, National Sea Grant College Program|
|22||Amanda McCarty||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Management and Program Analyst â€“ (International Program Manager)|
|23||Justyna Nicinska||OAR||Silver Spring, MD||Management and Program Analyst (WISDOM Program Manager)|
|24||Craig Russell||OAR||Seattle, WA||Program Manager, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research|
|25||Commander Devin Brakob||OMAO||Silver Spring, MD||Aviation Specialist|
|26||Lieutenant Commander Chad Cary||OMAO||Woods Hole, MA||Executive Assistant to the Director, NEFSC|
|27||Jeff Weir||OMAO||Silver Spring, MD||Senior Budget Analyst|
*Note: LCDP Class IX originally had 28 participants. Timothy Howard, Lead IT Specialist (Security) with NESDIS in Silver Spring, MD left NOAA for another job opportunity on March 6, 2015. In addition, Frank Parker began the program with PPI and accepted a position with NOS during the program; and Troy Wilds began the program with NESDIS and accepted a position with UNSEC during the program.
For questions concerning participant funding for the program, contact your Line/Staff Office LCDP Coordinator.
For all other questions, contact Tracy Levstik, the LCDP Program Manager, at: Tracy.Levstik@noaa.gov or 303-497-4231.