Charming them away from us
Now that the flurry of Obama nominations is subsiding, we can finally list the professors and alumni that are heading to the Hill after Jan. 20. Feel free to note anyone who’s missing in comments.
Alex Aleinikoff, Law Center dean, will be chair of the Immigration working group
Tom Daschle, Public Policy Institute visiting professor, will be Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services chair of the Health Care policy working group. (Former Senator, Senate Majority Leader) Daschle withdrew as the nominee for Secretary of HHS as the results of tax woes.
Updated: Law Center’s Marty Lederman will be Obama’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Updated: Steve Kosiak, Security Studies Program professor, will be the Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget
Updates: David Kris, adjunct Law professor, will head the Justice Department’s national security division
John Podesta, Law Center professor, will be co-chair of Obama’s Transition Team, but will not seek a post in his administration. (Former Clinton Chief of Staff, president of the Center for American Progress)
Dan Tarullo, Law Center professor, will serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, be chair of the Economic policy working group, and lead the auto industry transition bailout as Car Czar. (Former Clinton staffer)
Mike Donilon, COL and LAW, will be the chief adviser to Joe Biden
Robert Gates, GRD `74, will remain from Bush’s cabinet as the Secretary of Defense. (Former Director of the CIA)
Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, GRD `88, will be the head of NASA
Ron Klain, COL `83, will be Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff
Christopher Lu will be Obama’s Cabinet Secretary
Terrell McSweeny, LAW, will be Joe Biden’s domestic policy adviser
Daniel Pfeiffer, COL `98, deputy White House Communications Director
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