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Another Chicagoan, Cindy S. Moelis joins the Obama administration. Penny Pritzker (Obama finance chair) foundation executive director

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WASHINGTON--Another Chicagoan, Cindy S. Moelis, joins the Obama White House. She was tapped Tuesday by President Obama as the Director for the Presidential Commission on White House Fellows.

Moelis path to the White House comes via her connections with billionaire Penny Pritzker, President Obama's presidential campaign finance chair. Moelis has been the charitable foundation established by Pritzker and her husband, the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation.

Below from the White House....

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 21, 2009

President Obama Appoints Cindy S. Moelis as the Director for the Presidential Commission on White House Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, President Barack Obama appointed Cindy S. Moelis as the Director for the Presidential Commission on White House Fellows.

The White House Fellows Program was founded in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. President Obama strongly supports the original mission of this program: To encourage active citizenship and service to the nation. Today, the purpose of the program is to help future leaders make an even more significant difference. The program attracts and selects people with extraordinary leadership ability and an interest in service to others. Previously, the First Lady was involved in the Fellows selection process and will continue to provide leadership and support.

Moelis most recently served as the Executive Director of the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation. Throughout her career, she has diligently worked to preserve the public interest through education reform and fighting social justice challenges.

Moelis holds an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.


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