Announcements

Join Kien Pham (84-85) and Tom O’Brien (70-71) November 8-15 on an exciting trip that has been described by WHF alumni as a highlight of their lives.

Registration is available for the 2015 Regional Meeting in Austin, TX.

Daniel Poneman (1989-90) — a former assistant to President Barack Obama — has been selected by the Board of Directors of Centrus Energy Corporation to be its president and chief executive officer.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has promoted Jon Finer (2009-10) to be his new chief of staff.

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve named Patrick Harker (1991-92) as its president and the newest U.S. monetary policymaker.

White House Fellows,Joan B. Klein, 2010 Valenti Friend of the White House Fellows honoree, passed away on January 21, 2015, at home with her family at her side. Joan had fought a courageous battle to overcome liver disease for nearly five years and was hospitalized the day after Christmas.Joan was born on July 15, 1947, […]

Congratulations to Erica Jeffries, who was recently named Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Congratulations to Candice Jones, who was recently named Director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

We regret to announce that Kimon “Kim” Zachos, WHF 1965-66, died at the age of 84 on December 31, 2014, following a sudden heart attack shortly after lunch with a friend in Manchester, NH. His passions were his family, travel, art, politics, education, his law practice and philanthropy.

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Recent News

Elliot Ackerman (2012-13), author of Blue on Green, writes a war story told from the perspective of an Afghan soldier.

Amy Wilkinson publishes “The Creators’ Code,” a study of leadership of America’s most famous entrepreneurs.

The CNN documentary “WEED: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports,” presented by Sanjay Gupta (97-98), has received the duPont-Columbia University Award for 2015.

Patricia Davis (75-76) publishes Money Secrets for the Sandwich Generation.

WHF Felice Gorordo (11-12) actively involved in new engagement policy toward Cuba.

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.

  • WHFFA 50th Anniversary

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    We know that busy White House Fellows are already making plans for 2015! Make sure your plans include attending the 50th Anniversary of the White House Fellows program in Washington, D.C. October 22-24, 2015. Talk to your classmates, urge them to join us in D.C., and plan to celebrate this auspicious anniversary of the White House Fellows program!

  • 2015 Regional Meeting

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    As we begin our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the White House Fellows Program in 2015, please join us for this signature event at the LBJ Presidential Library. Tom Johnson will deliver our Keynote Speech on Thursday evening, April 9, on the topic: “Reuniting America.”

    Please join us at the 2015 Regional Meeting in Austin, TX.

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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    Michael Klausner

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    1989-1990

    Education

    Yale University

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Policy Development

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    Colin Powell

    Class

    1972-1973

    Education

    City College of New York

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Management and Budget

  • Doris Kearns Goodwin>
    Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Class

    1967-1968

    Education

    Colby College

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Labor

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    Geri Riegger

    Class

    1974-1975

    Education

    Concordia University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Defense

  • Clifford Stanley>
    Clifford Stanley

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    South Carolina State University

    WHF Assignment

    Federal Bureau Investigation (F.B.I.)

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    Rich Morales

    Class

    2001-2002

    Education

    Cambridge University, England

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Management and Budget, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Thomas Harvey

    Class

    1977-1978

    Education

    University of Notre Dame

    WHF Assignment

    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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    Terrence Kelly

    Class

    1997-1998

    Education

    United States Military Academy

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

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    Timothy Docking

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    2003-2004

    Education

    Albion College

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Agriculture

  • John Barry>
    John Barry

    Class

    1985-1986

    Education

    Oklahoma State University

    WHF Assignment

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Samuel Howard>
    Samuel Howard

    Class

    1966-1967

    Education

    Stanford University

    WHF Assignment

    United Nations

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    Julissa Marenco

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    2007-2008

    Education

    Rowan University

    WHF Assignment

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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    Kristine Langdon

    Class

    1986-1987

    Education

    Harvard Business School

    WHF Assignment

    White House National Security Council, Other

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    Kellee James

    Class

    2009-2010

    Education

    American University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Commerce

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    Jocelyn Pickford

    Class

    2006-2007

    Education

    George Washington University

    WHF Assignment

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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    1996-1997

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    New York University

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    Department of Labor

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