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

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.

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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  • Arthur (Gene) Dewey>
    Arthur (Gene) Dewey

    Class

    1968-1969

    Education

    Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

  • Ziad Haider>
    Ziad Haider

    Class

    2011-2012

    Education

    Georgetown Law School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Justice

  • Eric Patterson>
    Eric Patterson

    Class

    2007-2008

    Education

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Personnel Management

  • David Greenberg>
    David Greenberg

    Class

    1988-1989

    Education

    Harvard Law School

    WHF Assignment

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • William Gallagher>
    William Gallagher

    Class

    2010-2011

    Education

    United States Naval Academy

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Management and Budget

  • John W. McCarter>
    John W. McCarter

    Class

    1966-1967

    Education

    Harvard Business School

    WHF Assignment

    White House Bureau of the Budget

  • Jack LeCuyer>
    Jack LeCuyer

    Class

    1977-1978

    Education

    Universita degli Studi di Firenze

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

  •  Jeffrey Kang>
    Jeffrey Kang

    Class

    1994-1995

    Education

    University of California, Berkeley

  • Betsy Levin>
    Betsy Levin

    Class

    1967-1968

    Education

    Bryn Mawr College

    WHF Assignment

    U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN)

  • Thomas O'Brien>
    Thomas O'Brien

    Class

    1970-1971

    Education

    Cornell University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Thomas Williams>
    Thomas Williams

    Class

    2003-2004

    Education

    Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Int'l Studies (SAIS)

    WHF Assignment

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Cesar Aristeiguieta>
    Cesar Aristeiguieta

    Class

    2002-2003

    Education

    California State University, Bakersfield

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Health and Human Services

  • William Kilberg>
    William Kilberg

    Class

    1969-1970

    Education

    Harvard Law School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Labor

  • Cheryl Dorsey>
    Cheryl Dorsey

    Class

    1997-1998

    Education

    Harvard Medical School

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Labor

  • Samuel Howard>
    Samuel Howard

    Class

    1966-1967

    Education

    Stanford University

    WHF Assignment

    United Nations

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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.