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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    Rana Sampson

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    1992-1993

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    Columbia University

    WHF Assignment

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    Jamie Metzl

    Class

    1997-1998

    Education

    Oxford University

    WHF Assignment

    White House National Security Council

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    Thomas Downs

    Class

    1977-1978

    Education

    University of Kansas

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Transportation

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    Michael Suk

    Class

    2003-2004

    Education

    Boston University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Interior

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    Charina Choi

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    2013-2014

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    Nazanin Samari Ash

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    2003-2004

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    Harvard University

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    Department of State

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    Michael Klausner

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    1989-1990

    Education

    University of Pennsylvania

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Policy Development

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    Kathryn Spletstoser

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    2007-2008

    Education

    Central Michigan University

    WHF Assignment

    Department of State

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    David Rawlinson

    Class

    2008-2009

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of the Chief of Staff

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    Jocelyn Pickford

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    2006-2007

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    Trinity College-Hartford

    WHF Assignment

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Gilbert Omenn>
    Gilbert Omenn

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    1973-1974

    Education

    Harvard Medical School

    WHF Assignment

    Atomic Energy Commission

  • Dan Caine>
    Dan Caine

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    2005-2006

    Education

    Virginia Military Institute

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Agriculture

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    Howard Zucker

    Class

    2001-2002

    Education

    McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    WHF Assignment

    Department of Health and Human Services

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    Adis Vila

    Class

    1982-1983

    Education

    University of Chicago

    WHF Assignment

    White House Office of Public Liaison

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    George Pivik

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    2003-2004

    Education

    Harvard University

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    Department of Homeland Security

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    Fred Kacher

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    2006-2007

    Education

    United States Naval Academy

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    Daniel Poneman

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    1989-1990

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    Harvard University

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    Yale University

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