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President Obama Appointments to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

President Obama Appointments to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

January 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals as Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council: 

Michael Bosworth is Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President at the White House.

Rafael “Raffi” Freedman Gurspan was Outreach and Recruitment Director for Presidential Personnel and Senior Associate Director for the Office of Public Engagement at the White House.

Sarah Hurwitz is Special Assistant to the President, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor to the Council on Women and Girls, and Senior Presidential Speechwriter at the White House.

Edward P. Lazarus is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Strategy Officer of the Tribune Media Company. 

Melissa Rogers is Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership at the White House.

Daniel Benjamin is the Norman E. McCullough Jr. Director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Previously he served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department.

Samuel Gordon – Reappointed

Allan Holt – Reappointed

Susan Lowenberg – Reappointed

Maureen Schulman – Reappointed


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