Announcements

American Bar Foundation honors Bill Kilberg (69-70) with prestigious Torch of Learning Award. Virginia Legislature marks the occasion with special resolution.

Judy Sorum Brown (77-78) publishes Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business.

Read the most recent activities of the 2013-2014 WHF class and meet the impressive 2014-2015 class.

NYC Mayor names Loree Sutton (96-97) as City Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.

The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships announced the appointment of the 2014-2015 Class of White House Fellows.

New York Times best-selling author Suzy Becker (93-94) publishes Kate the Great #1 Except When She’s Not.

Vote Now in the 2014 WHFFA Election!

The WHFFA is sad to announce the passing of Admiral Charles R. Larson (1968-69), former Commander-in-Chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in the Naval Academy’s history.

“Poems” explores the theme of renewal in the face of adversity.

Jennifer Lee (2011-12) Named Virginia Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services

Recent News

Mark Vlasic (06-07) comments on Islamic State, sells antiquities from Iraq and Syria to raise money.

Douglas W. Kmiec — at one time head of the Office of Legal Counsel to President Reagan — is credited with helping win a sizeable Catholic majority in key electoral states for Barack Obama in 2008.

Nations beginning to establish national leader development programs based on the White House Fellows Program.

Dave Chokshi (2012-13) says the headline-grabbing failures of the VA health system’s administration stand in sharp contrast to the highly rated care the system delivers.

Kermit Jones (2012-13) discusses India-Pakistan relations in an article in The Diplomat.

  • Join Us for the 2014 Leadership Conference

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    As we approach the milestone of 50 years of the White House Fellows Program next year, we have much to celebrate and to reflect on in terms of our continued obligations to the Program and to each other, as well as to our communities, country, and the world at large. Join us at our 2014 Leadership Conference.

  • WHFFA 2014 Awards

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    The honorees for the 2014 Awards continue the WHFFA tradition of honoring those Fellows and Friends of the WHF Program for their remarkable achievements in furthering the vision of a lifetime commitment to public service espoused by our founder and moral compass, John W. Gardner.

    2014 IMPACT Award honors Michelle Peluso (1998-1999).

    2014 Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows Award honors Tom Brokaw, broadcast journalist and author.

    2014 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award honors Myron E. “Mike” Ullman (1981-82).

Media



Ziad Hiader (WHF 2011-12) reports on how it’s concerning that Chinese and Japanese governments are barely communicating.


China will never be able to realize its full potential until it comes to terms with basic human rights issues, both past and present.


In Chicago Tribune, Katherine Skiba outlines how the WHF Program has sent its chosen few on to bright futures

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    Jason Snyder

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    2008-2009

    Education

    University of California, Berkeley

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    Department of Education

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    Lawrence Golub

    Class

    1992-1993

    Education

    Harvard Business School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Health and Human Services

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    Edward Jayne

    Class

    1973-1974

    Education

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    WHF Assignment

    White House Council on International Economic

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    Charina Choi

    Class

    2013-2014

  • John Orrison>
    John Orrison

    Class

    1989-1990

    Education

    Auburn University

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    White House Office of the Vice President, White House Office of the Vice President

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    Ziad Haider

    Class

    2011-2012

    Education

    Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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    Department of Justice

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    Kimon Zachos

    Class

    1965-1966

    Education

    New York University School of Law

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice

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    Antoinette Ford

    Class

    1971-1972

    Education

    American University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Treasury

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    Alan Kopit

    Class

    1987-1988

    Education

    University of Chicago

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Defense

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    Ryan Janovic

    Class

    2008-2009

    Education

    United States Military Academy

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Agriculture, General Services Administration (GSA)

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    Dana Mead

    Class

    1970-1971

    Education

    United States Military Academy

    WHF Assignment

    White House Domestic Policy Council

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    Michael Zacharia

    Class

    1981-1982

    Education

    Pepperdine University Law School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

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    Clifford Stanley

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    Johns Hopkins University

    WHF Assignment

    Federal Bureau Investigation (F.B.I.)

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    Ray Jefferson

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    Education

    Harvard Business School

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    Department of Commerce

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Register for the OnBoard Bootcamp Program — October 23 

The WomenCorporateDirectors is hosting an OnBoard Bootcamp on Thursday, October 23 in Boston. Attendees learn how to position themselves so that they are in the right place at the right time, how to get their names on the short list, and how to make a board match that is right for them. This interactive session includes: lists of questions to ask during board interviews, advice on crafting winning resumes, and other relevant behind the boardroom door counsel.

PureColor Seeks Board Member 

PureColor (New Mexico) is seeking an additional Board member and would be pleased to have a woman joining this all male board.

International Women’s Forum Seeks CEO 

The International Women’s Forum i s seeking a CEO.

The College Board Seeks Senior Vice President of Finance/CFO 

Reporting to the COO and partnering with the COO and CEO, the CFO will play a critical role in leading the College Board to achieve its mission of educational excellence and equity while preserving its assets.