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.

TWO OBAMA POLITICAL AMBASSADOR NOMINEES FINALLY GET THEIR VOTE When Congress returns after Thanksgiving, one of the first agenda items is a vote on two controversial Obama campaign mega-bundlers turned U.S. ambassadorial nominees. Noah Mamet and Colleen Bell are two of the three nominees who came to symbolize the problems with giving plum overseas diplomatic assignments to big political donors after they stumbled badly in their Senate confirmation hearings. If confirmed, Mamet is off to Argentina and Bell to Hungary. Click here for the full article from the Washington Post (11/24/14).

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