posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 06:06 AM
reply to post by dereks
Hmmm...I just don't like the Fed side of the list I guess..
Federal members of the Council include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant to the President for
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, the Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, the U.S. Northern Command Commander, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and the Chief
of the National Guard Bureau. The Secretary of Defense will designate an Executive Director for the Council.
...And who/what is this?
The Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
Another ~Bureau~ no one ever heard of... and ~Engagement~...sounds like a Military term used on a Battlefield...to me at least, and notice not a peep
from the Big MSM on this?
...And if it's for a future disaster why no mention of FEMA?
ETA: Well 4 of the top 4 in the ~Bureau~ are from Chicago...surprise!
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement. Prior to her current position,
she served as Co-Chair of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, and Senior Advisor to Obama's presidential campaign. Prior to joining the
Obama administration, Jarrett served as a Director of corporate and not for profit boards, including Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical
Center Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees, and the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee. Jarrett received her
A.B. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.
Christina M. Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Tchen was previously a partner in corporate litigation at Skadden, Arps,
Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In that capacity, Tchen represented public agencies in state and federal class actions, including the Illinois Department
of Children and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and the Chicago Housing Authority. Tchen is the recipient of many awards,
including the Leadership Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (1999); "Women of Achievement" award from the Anti-Defamation League
(1996); and Chicago Lawyer "Person of the Year" (1994).
Michael Strautmanis, Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Engagement. Strautmanis practiced
complex litigation and employment law in Chicago before joining the Clinton Administration at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Following
this, he served as Counsel for Legislation for the American Association of Justice. Strautmanis served as Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff to
then-Senator Obama in the United States Senate. He continued as Senior Counsel for Obama for America, where he played a leading role in political
outreach as a member of the Congressional Relations team. Strautmanis received a B.S. from the University of Illinois, and a J.D. from the University
of Illinois College of Law.
The White House Office of Public Engagement Staff:
Brian Bond, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. ,Bond has an extensive background in constituency outreach and coalition
bridge-building. Most recently he served as the National Constituency Director for the Obama for America Campaign in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to
that, he served as the Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee’s Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council. He also served several years
as the Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, an organization committed to training and electing Out LGBT candidates for public
office. A former Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, Bond is a Missouri native has a degree in Public Administration from Missouri
State University in Springfield, Missouri.
[edit on 1/12/2010 by Hx3_1963]