Hillraisers named to fed jobs by Obama administration

By Laurie Bennett

November 22, 2010 at 9:35am

Obama bundlers aren’t the only campaign supporters who have received appointments from the current White House.

Hillraisers, the networked individuals who raised millions of dollars for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, have also been named to federal posts.

Not surprisingly, some of these appointees hold jobs in the State Department, working for their former favorate candidate.

Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, the department’s special representative for global partnerships, was ambassador to Portugal and senior adviser to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Thomas R. Nides, COO at Morgan Stanley, has been nominated as deputy secretary of state.

Alan Patricof
Alan Patricof

Hillraiser & Obama nominee

Soon after taking office, President Obama named Fred P. Hochberg to head the Export-Import Bank. Hochberg, former dean of the New School for Management and Urban Policy, was acting administrator of the Small Business Administration during Bill Clinton’s administration.

More recently, Obama nominated two Hillraisers to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. John B. Emerson, a former deputy director of intergovernmental affairs at the White House, was named to the panel, as was Kase L. Lawal, chairman & CEO of CAMAC International Corporation.

Another Hillraiser, Alan Patricof, has been named as a director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which provides grants to poor countries. Patricof is the founder of Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in digital media.

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