Friday, July 17, 2009

Obama Turns to Nonprofit World for Another Key Appointment

A few days ago we reported that President Obama picked a nonprofit health care provider as Surgeon General nominee.  Yesterday Obama selected another nonprofit worker to head the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the New York Times:

President Obama picked Jacqueline A. Berrien, a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, to head the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The White House made the announcement just hours before Mr. Obama addressed the annual meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in New York. Ms. Berrien, a Harvard Law School graduate, has been the fund’s associate director-counsel since 2004. For three years, she was program officer in the Ford Foundation’s peace and social justice program, administering more than $13 million in grants to promote political participation by under-represented groups. She also has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union.  
This nonprofit stuff can really pay off in presidential appointments, it seems.  I am still waiting on my appointment.  Maybe there is an opening in the White House blogging office.

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