Announcements

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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President Kinney Zalesne sends letter to membership announcing WHFFA’s Executive Director’s retirement.

Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

David Rockefeller, Founding Chair of PCWHF, Marks 50th Anniversary of the Executive Order Establishing the WHF Program

President Barack Obama and WHF Program Director Jennifer Yeager Kaplan commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships

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.

Recent News

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

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

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.

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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  • Eyrique Miller>
    Eyrique Miller

    Class

    2008-2009

    Education

    University of Pennsylvania

    WHF Assignment

    White House Council on Environmental Quality, Millennium Challenge Corporation

  • Steven Hill>
    Steven Hill

    Class

    1978-1979

    Education

    University of California, Berkeley

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Energy

  • Raul Perea-Henze>
    Raul Perea-Henze

    Class

    1993-1994

    Education

    University of Chihiahua

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Commerce

  • David Simms>
    David Simms

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    Harvard Business School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

  • Fred Kacher>
    Fred Kacher

    Class

    2006-2007

    Education

    United States Naval Academy

    WHF Assignment

    White House Homeland Security Council

  • Edwin Firmage>
    Edwin Firmage

    Class

    1965-1966

    Education

    University of Chicago

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the Vice President

  • Ursula Fairbairn>
    Ursula Fairbairn

    Class

    1973-1974

    Education

    Upsala College

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Treasury

  • Walter Humann>
    Walter Humann

    Class

    1966-1967

    Education

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    WHF Assignment

    Post Office Department

  • Cheryl Dorsey>
    Cheryl Dorsey

    Class

    1997-1998

    Education

    Harvard Medical School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Labor

  • Kathryn Spletstoser>
    Kathryn Spletstoser

    Class

    2007-2008

    Education

    Marine Corps University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

  • Arnold Rachlis>
    Arnold Rachlis

    Class

    1985-1986

    Education

    Temple University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

  • John Saxon>
    John Saxon

    Class

    1978-1979

    Education

    University of North Carolina

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the Vice President

  • Jeffrey Eggers>
    Jeffrey Eggers

    Class

    2006-2007

    WHF Assignment

    White House National Security Council

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Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Two OnBoard Bootcamp Sessions 

OnBoard Bootcamp in Boston- February 4th, and New York- February 23rd. This program is an insider’s guide to mastering the board selection process. This seminar includes: presentations from search executives, advice from current Board-members on every step of the process, networking, resume tips & interview preparation.

Seeking Candidates for the WHFFA Executive Director 

WHFFA Executive Director Jack LeCuyer will be retiring in November 2015. The WHFFA board has formed a search committee and alumni are urged to recommend names — your own or someone else’s — to be considered for Jack’s successor.

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.