Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Frog named to post in Obama White House

This week, President-elect Obama announced Bradley J. Kiley '83 as Director of the Office of Management and Administration.

Kiley is currently the operations director for the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Previously, he served as vice president of finance and operations at the Center for American Progress. While not a Cabinet-level or policy-making position, Kiley will run White House operations, including financial management and information technology support, human resources management, library and research assistance, facilities management, procurement, printing and graphics support, security and mail and messenger operations.

Previously, Kiley served as deputy assistant to the president for management and administration at the White House under President Clinton. There he was responsible for all aspects of White House operations, including the travel office, the visitors office, and White House administration, which included finance, human resources and facilities. Among his many earlier roles with the Democratic National Committee, Kiley served as director of finance and administration for the 1996 Democratic National Convention. He has also held in leadership positions at National Abortion Rights Action League and the International AIDS Trust.


Amiculus88 said...

He's openly gay. Please do not leave this information out. It's important in helping current LGBT students on the TCU campus feel supported.

The TCU Magazine staff said...

He is openly gay, and the link below will tell you about that. The magazine's policy is not to mention it because his sexual orientation is not essential to his duties, nor a reason why he was appointed to the post.

Amiculus88 said...

The Queerty website you pointed me to states that:

"The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute, which submitted Kiley's name as a RECOMMENDATION FOR THE POSITION..."

...I'd argue that his sexual orientation did, in fact, contribute to his being considered for the position.