On Sept. 19, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP Committee) held a hearing for two nominees to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade, Ph.D.

Dhillon, who was nominated by President Trump on June 29, has served in executive and legal roles for several Fortune 500 companies, most recently as executive vice president of Burlington Coat Factory Investment Holdings. 

If confirmed by the Senate, Dhillon will replace Commissioner Jenny Yang and serve a five-year term expiring July 1, 2022; she will also chair the EEOC, a role currently held by Victoria Lipnic.

On July 31, Trump nominated Gade, a decorated military veteran, to be a member of the EEOC, where he will serve the remainder of a five-year term expiring July 1, 2021.

Between 2011 and 2017, Gade taught political science and leadership courses at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) before retiring from the Army. 

Gade has served on several advisory committees of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and on the National Council on Disability. Additionally, he cofounded the Independence Project, an organization dedicated to veterans’ employment and empowerment. 

Newsline will continue to provide updates on these nominees and other EEOC news.