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.

WITH THE WAY EASED, TWO MORE OBAMA NOMINEES WIN APPROVAL FROM SENATE The Senate on Tuesday finished its final session of the year by moving forward on more disputed nominations over Republican objections, confirming Sarah Saldaña, a federal prosecutor, as director of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and Antony Blinken, a former national security adviser to President Obama, to be deputy secretary of state. Neither received the 60 votes that would have been necessary under the old Senate rules, further demonstrating how Democrats have helped Mr. Obama reshape the federal bench and fill the executive branch with people of his choosing since they abolished the filibuster for all but Supreme Court nominations. Click here for the full article from the New York Times (12/16/14).

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