Announcements

The WHFFA board has formed a search committee for Jack LeCuyer’s successor.

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.

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.

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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    Stephen Poizner

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    University of Texas at Austin

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    Rich Morales

    Class

    2001-2002

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    United States Military Academy

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

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    C. Nelson Dorny

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    1969-1970

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    Stanford University

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    Department of Agriculture

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    Kenneth Simon

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    1983-1984

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    University of South Alabama

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    Department of Justice

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    Stephen England

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    1998-1999

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    Johns Hopkins University

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    Department of Education

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    Bruce Berwick

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    1987-1988

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    United States Military Academy

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    Michael Zacharia

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    University of California, Hastings College of Law

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    Department of State

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    Dave Jones

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    Harvard Law School

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    University of Southern California

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    White House Office of the First Lady

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    Cory Wilson

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    2005-2006

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    Yale Law School

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    Department of Defense

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    Peter Najera

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    1999-2000

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    Touro College

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    Office of the United States Trade Representative ( USTR )

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    Thomas Jones

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    1966-1967

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    University of Pennsylvania

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    Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

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    Marshall Turner

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    1970-1971

    Education

    Harvard University

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    Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

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    Jason Dempsey

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    2010-2011

    Education

    Columbia University

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    Georgetown University - Government Affairs Institute

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Career & Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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.