About the Political Appointee Project

 

Since its inception in 2012, the Political Appointee Project has served as a valuable resource to those with a vested interest in the Presidential appointment process. With regards to the Political Appointee website, NAPA aims to identify the most important politically appointed positions in government, retain up to date information about the most recent political appointees, serve as a repository of profiles of key management positions in government, and provide insights to new political executives on the challenge of managing in government. This website is a byproduct of NAPA’s longstanding relationship with the Ernst and Young Initiative on Leadership and is also a component of NAPA’s larger Presidential Transition 2016 initiative.

MEXICO AMBASSADOR NOMINEE WITHDRAWS President Barack Obama’s nominee to be ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration, just one month after Republicans gained a majority in both houses of Congress. Maria Echaveste, a daughter of Mexican immigrants and an alumna of the Clinton administration, asked the White House to pull her nomination because of the long confirmation process and her family’s best interest, said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. Click here for the full article from Politico (2/5/15).

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