The President today announced his intention to nominate Linda M. Combs to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Management). She would succeed Jill E. Kent.
Since 1988 Dr. Combs has served as Acting Associate Deputy Administrator for Management at the Veterans Administration in Washington, DC, and holds the position of Deputy Associate Deputy Administrator for Management, 1987 to present. Prior to this she served as Governor Jim Martin's educational adviser in Raleigh, NC, 1986 - 1987. She has served as Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Education, 1984 - 1986; Executive Secretariat of the Department of Education, 1983 - 1984; and Deputy Executive Secretariat, 1982 - 1983. In addition, she was an elected member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education.
Dr. Combs received a master's degree from Appalachian State University and a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was born in Lenoir, NC. She is married to David M. Combs, and they reside in Maryland.