General Counsel, Vacant
Deputy General Counsel (Acting), Richard Jones - Atlanta Regional Director
Assistant General Counsel for Appeals, Cabrina S. Smith
Cabrina S. Smith became the Assistant General Counsel for Appeals in January 2017. Her responsibilities include assisting the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel in determining the validity of appeals of Regional Offices' case dispositions and Freedom of Information Act disclosure determinations. Cabrina is also responsible for conducting Quality Reviews of Regional Offices case-processing procedures. Before joining the OGC as Assistant General Counsel for Appeals, Cabrina began her career as an Attorney in the Washington Regional Office in 2003, until she transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Labor Relations (LR) Litigation Division in 2006. In 2010, Cabrina became Director of the FAA LR Litigation Division, before returning to the FLRA in 2015 to serve as Chief of the Authority's Office of Case Intake and Publication. Cabrina graduated from Northwestern State University and obtained her J.D. degree from Howard University.
Assistant General Counsel for Operations, Legal Policy, and Representation Casehandling, Kurt Rumsfeld
Kurt Rumsfeld became the Assistant General Counsel for Operations and Legal Policy in September, 2013. His responsibilities include assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in managing the OGC’s regional operations and providing support for the effective and efficient enforcement and administration of the Statute. Before joining the FLRA, Kurt practiced labor and employment law with a private law firm for over seventeen years, representing public employees and unions in federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country on a full range of labor relations and employment-related matters. Kurt has also served as Legal Counsel for the International Association of Fire Fighters, and he began his career in labor law as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor. Kurt graduated from Williams College, and he received his law degree from Northeastern University Law School. He also has a LL.M in Labor and Employment Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Regional Director, Richard Jones
Richard S. Jones was appointed Regional Director for the Atlanta Region in January 2012 after serving as the Acting Regional Director since January 2009. Before that he was the Regional Attorney in Atlanta since October 2002. He began his career in the Federal service in 1984 as a Field Attorney with the Atlanta Regional Office. He then served as the Atlanta Region’s Litigation Specialist from 1989 until becoming the Regional Attorney in 2002. Mr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
Regional Attorney, Brent Hudspeth
Brent S. Hudspeth was appointed Regional Attorney in the Atlanta Regional Office in June 2012. He joined the Atlanta Region in 1991 and has served as Senior Attorney since 2001. Previously, Mr. Hudspeth practiced labor and employment law in Tennessee. Mr. Hudspeth earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, a Master of Business Administration, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi.
Denver Regional Office
Regional Director, Timothy Sullivan
Timothy Sullivan was appointed Regional Director for the Denver Regional Office in June 2015. Before that Tim had been the Regional Attorney since June 2012. He received a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. with distinction, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr. Sullivan began his career with the FLRA in 1987, and has since worked in a variety of roles the the Denver Regional Office, including Dispute Resolution Specialist when he was responsible for the oversight of all training activities sponsored by the Region in the areas of labor-management cooperation, and interest-based negotiations. Mr. Sullivan had served as a Senior Attorney in the Denver Regional Office since 2003.
Regional Attorney, Paige Swenson
Paige Swenson was appointed Regional Attorney for the Denver Regional Office in December 2015. Ms. Swenson began her career with the FLRA at the Atlanta Regional Office in 1997 and served as a Senior Attorney since 2002. Ms. Swenson transferred to the Denver Regional Office in July 2010. She served as the Acting Regional Attorney in Denver on two earlier occasions. Ms. Swenson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Emory University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.
San Francisco Regional Office
Regional Director, John R. Pannozzo, Jr.
John R. Pannozzo, Jr. was appointed Regional Director for the San Francisco Region in September 2016. Previously, Mr. Pannozzo had been the Regional Attorney for the San Francisco Region from 2012 until his appointment as the Regional Director. Mr. Pannozzo began his career with the FLRA at the Boston Regional Office in 1984, and transferred to the Los Angeles Region in early 1985. He moved to a private sector firm in Oakland, California in 1988, and returned to the FLRA as an attorney in the San Francisco Region in 1992. He served as a Senior Attorney from March 2001 through July 2012. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, a J.D. from New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master's Degree in Labor Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Regional Attorney, Yolanda Shepherd
Yolanda Shepherd was appointed Regional Attorney in the San Francisco Regional Office in October 2016. Ms. Shepherd began working as an attorney in the San Francisco Region in 1989 and had served as a Senior Attorney since 2001. Ms. Shepherd served as the Acting Regional Attorney in San Francisco on three occasions prior to her permanent appointment to this position. Ms. Shepherd received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois.
Washington Regional Office
Regional Director, Jessica Bartlett
Jessica Bartlett was appointed Regional Director for the Washington Region in December 2016. Jessica began her career at the Washington Regional Office in 2003 and then she transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration where she was responsible for many facets of labor litigation. In 2009, Jessica returned to the FLRA where she served as a Senior Attorney and Acting Regional Attorney. In 2010, Jessica became the Regional Attorney for the Washington Regional Office, and served in that position until she was appointed to be Acting Regional Director of this Office in July 2015. Jessica graduated from Mary Washington College, and then obtained a J.D. degree from George Mason University.
Regional Attorney, Douglas Guerrin
Douglas Guerrin was appointed Regional Attorney for the Washington Region in January 2017. Before that, Doug served as a Senior Attorney for the Washington Regional Office since April 2013. He served as Acting Regional Attorney for the Washington Regional Office from July through October 2016. Doug began his career with the Washington Regional Office in April 2010. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2005 with a degree in Political Science and History, and then received a J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2009.
Regional Attorney, William Kirsner
William (Bill) Kirsner was appointed Regional Attorney for the Washington Regional Office in December 2018. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Kirsner began his work at the FLRA as a General Attorney in the Dallas Regional Office in 1995, and became the Senior Dispute Resolution Specialist in that Office in 1999, during which time Mr. Kirsner was actively involved in OGC nationwide training initiatives. Mr. Kirsner served in that role until August 2012, when Mr. Kirsner became the Regional Attorney in the FLRA Boston Regional Office - a position that he held until November 2018. Mr. Kirsner graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut with a degree with High Honors in History, and from the Ohio State University, College of Law, with a degree with Honors in Law.