Another Windy City Educationista Goes East

As expected, former BPI and Pritzker Foundation staffer Cindy Moelis is headed to Washington.

See below for the formal announcement.

The White House Fellows program isn't anything giant but it does put Moelis at the center of the action and in contact with some of the country's best and brightest while they're on their way up.

Moelis is married to Bob Rivkin, who's also headed to Washington.

Rumor has it that CPS's Beth Swanson will be taking Moelis's place at Pritzker. Dunno if there's any truth to that.

THE

WHITE HOUSE

Office

of the Press Secretary

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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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