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Attorney General Holder Appoints U.S. Attorney Sharpe to Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2013

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the appointment of Ronald W.
Sharpe, United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, along with five others, to serve
two-year terms on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC). The other five U.S. Attorneys
are: David Barlow, District of Utah; Richard S. Hartunian, Northern District of New York; Barbara L.
McQuade, Eastern District of Michigan; Wendy J. Olson, District of Idaho; and Anne Tompkins, Western
District of North Carolina.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome the newest members of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee,
a group of U.S. Attorneys with whom I regularly consult on some of the most critical law enforcement and
public safety issues facing our country,” said Attorney General Holder. “I’m grateful for their service and
leadership on the AGAC. I applaud the excellent work that each of them is leading in their home districts.
And I look forward to working closely with them as we work together to confront the present challenges
and seize new opportunities to protect and ensure justice for the American people.”

The AGAC, chaired by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch, was
created in 1973. The committee, which reports to the Attorney General through the Deputy Attorney
General, represents the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney
General on policy, management and operational issues impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys. U.S.
Attorney Sharpe serves as a member of the AGAC’s Border and Immigration Law Enforcement
Subcommittee, LECC/Victim/Community Issues Subcommittee, and Environmental Issues Working
Group.

“I am honored that Attorney General Holder has asked me to serve on this important committee,”
U.S. Attorney Sharpe said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the AGAC to help shape law
enforcement policy at the national level.”

Sharpe was presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands on July 7,
2011, having served as Interim U.S. Attorney from September 2009 until his confirmation. He also
served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Virgin Islands, Sharpe served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in
the District of Columbia from 1995 to 2008, and as an associate at Jones Day from 1991 to 1995.

The full AGAC membership is listed below:

Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York, Chair
Sally Quillian Yates, United States Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, Vice Chair
David Barlow, United States Attorney, District of Utah
Laura E. Duffy, United States Attorney, Southern District of California
Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York
Timothy J. Heaphy, United States Attorney, Western District of Virginia
Brendan V. Johnson, United States Attorney, District of South Dakota
Pamela Cothran Marsh, United States Attorney, Northern District of Florida
Barbara L. McQuade, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Michigan
Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney, District of Idaho
Carmen Milagros Ortiz, United States Attorney, District of Massachusetts
Robert L. Pitman, United States Attorney, Western District of Texas
James L. Santelle, United States Attorney, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Ronald W. Sharpe, United States Attorney, District of the Virgin Islands
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio
Anne Tompkins, United States Attorney, Western District of North Carolina
Ronald C. Machen, United States Attorney, District of Columbia, ex officio
Daniel Bella, Criminal Chief, Northern District of Indiana, ex officio
Suzanne Bauknight, Civil Chief, Eastern District of Tennessee, ex officio
Robert Zauzmer, Appellate Chief, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, ex officio

 

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