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Penny Pritzker on Obama economic advisory board. Austan Goolsbee staff director

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release February 6, 2009


Obama Announces Economic Advisory Board

Washington (February 6, 2009) - President Barack Obama today signed an executive order establishing the new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Modeled on the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower the Board will provide an independent voice on economic issues and will be charged with offering independent advice to the President as he formulates and implements his plans for economic recovery.

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board will provide regular briefings to the President, Vice President and their economic team. The Board will be established initially for a two-year term, after which the President will make a determination on whether to extend the work of the Board.

Members of the Board are distinguished citizens outside the government who are qualified on the basis of achievement, experience, independence, and integrity. The Board will bring a diverse set of perspectives and voices from different parts of the country and different sectors of the economy to bear in the formulation and evaluation of economic policy.

The Board will meet regularly and provide advice directly to the President on the programs to jump-start economic growth and facilitate economic stability. The Board will also focus on how the response to the short-run economic crisis is laying the groundwork for the reforms necessary for longer-run prosperity.

Paul Volcker will serve as Chairman and Austan Goolsbee as Staff Director and Chief Economist.

Members of the Board include:

William H. Donaldson, Chairman, SEC (2003-2005)

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President & CEO, TIAA-CREF

Robert Wolf, Chairman & CEO, UBS Group Americas

David F. Swensen, CIO, Yale University

Mark T. Gallogly, Founder & Managing Partner, Centerbridge Partners L.P.

Penny Pritzker, Chairman & Founder, Pritzker Realty Group

Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO, GE

John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Jim Owens, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar Inc.

Monica C. Lozano, Publisher & Chief Executive Officer, La Opinion

Charles E. Phillips, Jr., President, Oracle Corporation

Anna Burger, Chair, Change to Win

Richard L. Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Dean, Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley

Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

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4 Comments

Let's see GE is in the tank at least it's stock is. How is he an expert? At doing a terrible job? And Ferguson- Tia-Cref lost a ton of money for my retirement: he should not be on the board either. I certainly don't think he would do a good job since he lost a ton of money for people or did he blame it on Bush. I'm sure the rest of these clowns have tax issues. Better look it up and send it to Fox News to uncover. Why must we have these Obama supporters taking more of our taxpayer money. Waste of money, that is what Dems do best. Waste, tax and spend!

I'm interested in learning the nature of any compensation these people receive, including in-kind.

i'm reminded of 'putney swope'...'there's a crisis in the super-structure'. like they say, 'we' come together in time of crisis...lol...that's why there are all those pick pockets on the red-line, yes.
by the way...when's the oba gonna make some abassadorial appointments? i'd like one. i'm a brother. i'm from chicago. i even went to harvard. it could really be 'change' you can count on...like that dress code thing.i'd come to the embassy dressed like jimi hendrix. hell, if the oba sends me to jamaica, i'd even get high!!

YOU LOST MONEY JO, BECAUSE YOU PLAY THE STOCK
MARKET, THE STOCK MARKET IS A RISKY THING TO
PLAY WITH, DON'T BLAME OTHER'S FOR YOUR MISTAKE!
THAT'S WHY THE PRESIDENT IS PUTTING IN HIS
RECOVERY PLAN, THE ECONOMY NEEDS BIG TIME PRIMING,
JUST LIKE YOU PRESS THAT BALL WHEN SOMEONE MOWS
YOUR LAWN, ON YOUR LAWNMOWER, BECAUSE I KNOW A
FAT CAT LIKE YOU DOESN'T MOW LAWNS!
AT LEAST YOU HAVE SOME MONEY JO, MOST AMERICAN'S
DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LEFT!
BUSH AND CHENEY SUCKED IT ALL AWAY!

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