Department of Justice Seal Department of Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2005
WWW.USDOJ.GOV
OPA
(202) 514-2008
TDD (202) 514-1888

TASIA SCOLINOS NAMED JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department of Justice announced today that Tasia Scolinos has been appointed Director of Public Affairs.

Scolinos has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Senior Director of Communications at the Department of Homeland Security since January 2003, managing the Departmentís communications staff, press office, speechwriting unit, web development and public liaison office. Scolinos served as a member of the Departmentís transition team from September 2002 until her appointment when the Department was formally established. Prior to her service at the Department of Homeland Security, Scolinos worked as a spokesperson for the Treasury Department from April 2001 to September 2002, supervising all issues in the Departmentís law enforcement portfolio, including efforts to freeze terrorist assets and enforce the Cuba embargo. She practiced law in California from 1999 to 2001.

Scolinos is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and the Georgetown University Law Center.

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