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A David Addington--Counsel to the Vice President
B Andrea Ball--Chief of Staff to the First Lady/Deputy Assistant to the President
Chief of Staff for Laura Bush during the campaign.  Ball began working for Laura Bush in 1995 as executive assistant to the First Lady of Texas, after serving as arrangements director for the 1995 Texas Inaugural Committee.

Dan Bartlett--Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Counselor
Director of Rapid Response for the Bush campaign.  Bartlett has worked for Gov. Bush since his 1994 campaign for governor.  Served as assistant policy director for Bush from 1995-97 and issues director during his 1998 reelection campaign.

Brad Blakeman--Deputy Assistant to the President for Appointments and Scheduling
Prior to joining the campaign, Blakeman practiced law in family law firm in Valley Stream, New York.  Consultant to the offices of the President and Vice President from 1980-93; lead advance representative for the Bush/Quayle campaigns in 1988 and 1992.

Joshua Bolten--Assistant to the President/Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
Policy director for the Bush campaign.  Executive director of legal and governmental affairs at Goldman Sachs in London from 1994-March 1999.   General counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative for three years and deputy assistant for legislative affairs for one year during President George H.W. Bush's administration.  International Trade Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee from 1985-89.

John Bridgeland--Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor and Director, Domestic Policy Council
Deputy policy director for the Bush campaign from May 2000.  CEO of Civic Solutions, an organization he founded to develop innovative public policies and encourage civic engagement.  Chief of staff to to Rep. Rob Portman of Ohio from 1993-98.  Previously practiced law with the New York City law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. 

C Nicholas Calio--Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
Calio, 46, served in the same capacity during President George H.W. Bush's administration; previously he was Deputy Assistant to the President in charge of relations with the House.  In January 1993, he co-founded  O'Brien-Calio, a bipartisan lobbying firm.  (Fortune in its Dec. 1998 feature "The Influence Merchants" named the firm one of the top 10 freelance lobbying firms).  Other experience includes vice president of the Duberstein Group; senior vice president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, and practicing attorney with the firm of Santarelli and Gimer.

Andrew H. Card, Jr.--White House Chief of Staff
During the campaign, Card, 53, chaired Governor Bush's convention effort and headed his debate negotiating team.  He held the position of vice president of government relations for the General Motors Corporation from June 1, 1999.  President and CEO of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association from 1993 until it closed in 1998.  Secretary of Transportation from 1992-93; previously served in the Bush White House as assistant to the President and deputy chief of staff.  From 1975-83, Card served four two-year terms in the Massachusetts House of
Representatives, including three terms as assistant Republican whip.

D Mitch Daniels--Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Daniels, 51, is vice president of corporate strategy and policy at Eli Lilly and Company; he joined the company in 1990 and has served on its top management body since 1997.  In 1987 he was named president and CEO of the Hudson Institute.  Daniels served as an assistant to the president, and as liaison to state and local officials during President Reagan's second term.  He was executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 1983-84.  Daniels worked for Richard Lugar from 1971-82 when Lugar was mayor and then Senator.
E Tucker Eskew--Deputy Assistant to the President for Media Affairs
Regional Press Director/Senior Communications Advisor for Bush-Cheney; South Carolina communications director for Bush for President during the primary.  President of Eskew Communications Group a Columbia, SC public relations firm he founded in 1997.  A longtime aide to former South Carolina Gov. Carroll Campbell, serving as press secretary from 1987-91 and as communications director and press secretary from 1991-95.  Press secretary for Campbell's first gubernatorial campaign in 1986.  Previously in Washington, DC including RNC and assistant press secretary to the Reagan-Bush re-election campaign.
F Catherine S. Fenton--White House Social Secretary/Special Assistant to the President

L. Ari Fleischer--Assistant to the President/White House Press Secretary
Served as communications director of the Elizabeth Dole for President Exploratory Committee from its beginning in March 1999 until resigning in Sept. 1999.  Fleischer came to Dole's exploratory committee after five years as spokesman for the House Ways and Means Committee.  Press secretary for Sen. Pete Domenici from 1989-94.  In 1992 he was a deputy communications director for the Bush-Quayle campaign.

G Alberto R. Gonzales--White House Counsel
Gonzales, 45, is a Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, appointed by Governor Bush in January 1999.  He served as Texas Secretary of State from December 2, 1997 to January 10, 1999.  He was General Counsel to Governor Bush for three years.  He previously worked as a partner at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. in Houston starting in June 1982.
H Stephen J. Hadley--Deputy National Security Adviser
Hadley, 53, served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy from 1989-93.  He is currently a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Shea & Gardner and is a principal in The Scowcroft Group, Inc., an international consulting firm.

Joseph W. Hagin--Assistant to the President/Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Deputy campaign manager for operations and scheduling for the Bush campaign from May 2000.  Hagin worked as vice president for corporate affairs at Chiquita Brands in Cincinnati for eight years and is active in Hamilton County Republican politics.  He worked two years as Appointments Secretary to President Bush starting in 1989.

Albert Hawkins--Deputy Campaign Manager for Financial Planning and Budget Management
Director of the Governor's Office of Budget and Planning in Texas from 1995-99, serving as Gov. Bush's chief advisor on state and local fiscal issues.  Worked at Texas Legislative Budget Board starting in 1978, serving as assistant director from 1986-94 and deputy director in 1994.

Anne Heiligenstein--Director of Projects to the First Lady
Quincy Hicks--Director of Scheduling and Advance to the First Lady

Karen P. Hughes--Counselor to the President
Hughes, 43, served as communications director for Governor Bush on his presidential campaign, during his service as governor and during his two gubernatorial campaigns.  She was previously executive director of the Republican Party of Texas, and, before that, a media and advertising consultant and a TV news reporter with KXAS-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth. 

I Hector F. Irastorza, Jr.--Deputy Assistant to the President for Management and Administration
President and CEO of Icon Solutions Incorporated, a strategic planning and reputation management firm based in Washington, DC.  From 1989-91 he served in the Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Administration.  During the Reagan administration he served in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, then as Director and Coordinator of Special Initiatives at the Vice  Presidential Office of Advance Logistics and Planning, then as Director of Scheduling for Vice President Bush.
J Clay Johnson, III--Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel and Deputy to the Chief of Staff
Gov. Bush's chief of staff in Austin from June 1999; appointments director for Bush from 1995-99.  CEO of the Dallas Museum of Art from 1992-94.  President of the Horchow Collection, a mail order catalogue division of Neiman Marcus, from 1983-91; marketing director from 1981-82.  Has also worked for Frito-Lay and Wilson Sporting Goods.  Classmate of Bush's at Yale and Andover.
L Margaret La Montagne--Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy
Served as Senior Advisor to Gov. Bush, developing and implementing his education agenda.  Previously worked as associate executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, responsible for governmental and external relations.  Other experience includes work for Texas Gov. William P. Clements and for members of the Texas House of Representatives.

Lewis "Scooter" Libby--Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff to the Vice President/Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs
Libby, 50, is the Managing Partner of the Washington office of the international law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads.  He recently served as Legal Adviser to the House Select Committee  on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China ("Cox Committee").  During President George H.W. Bush's administration, he served in the Department of Defense as Principal Deputy Under Secretary, and later was confirmed as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.  He started in government at the Department of State in 1981 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary.

Dr. Lawrence Lindsey--Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
Lindsey, 46, served as a top economic adviser  to Bush during the campaign.  He is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.  He was a member  of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from Nov. 1991-Feb. 1997.  From  1993-Feb.1997 he was also Chairman of the board of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.  He was a Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development during President George H.W. Bush's administration, and served three years on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers as Senior Staff Economist for Tax Policy during the Reagan administration.

M Mary Matalin--Assistant to the President and Counselor to the Vice President

Scott McClellan--Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary
Deputy communications director for Gov. Bush for six or seven months prior to joining the campaign.  Successfully managed three statewide campaigns in Texas; previously chief of staff to a state senator in Texas.  McClellan grew up on Texas politics.

Dean McGrath--Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President

Ken Mehlman-- Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs and White House Political Director
Mehlman served as Bush-Cheney National Field Director; he oversaw the five regional political directors and regional political coordinators, worked closely with the RNC and state parties to develop and implement voter contact programs.  (He was initially responsible for Ind. Midwest states, and assumed the broader role in fall).  Chief of staff to Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) from 1996-99; legislative director for Rep. Lamar Smith from 1994-96.  Ran Granger's successful 1998 reelection campaign and has worked on many other races.

Harriet Miers--Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary
Co-managing Partner with Locke Liddell & Sapp since 1999; she has been practicing law for 28 years.  Named as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by National Law Journal. Former President of the State Bar of Texas.

Brian D. Montgomery--Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance
Served as Director of Advance in the Bush campaign from May 1999.  Served in Gov. Bush's administration as communications director at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Texas Department of Economic Development.  Worked on Bush's first gubernatorial campaign in 1994 and served as director of events for his 1995 and 1999 inaugural ceremonies.  During Pres. George H.W. Bush's administration he served in the Office of Presidential Advance and then as deputy director of advance for Vice President Quayle.

R Condoleezza Rice--National Security Adviser
Rice, 46, was a top foreign policy advisor to Governor Bush during the campaign and is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution (she was also a senior fellow there from 1991-93).  She served as provost (chief academic and budget officer) of Stanford University from 1993-99, and is a tenured professor in the political science department.  In 1989 she served as director of Soviet and East European affairs with the National Security Council under President Bush; earlier she had worked on nuclear strategic planning at the Joint Chiefs of Staff as part of a Council on Foreign Relations fellowship.

Noelia Rodriquez--Press Secretary to the First Lady

Karl Rove--Senior Advisor to the President
Chief strategist for the Bush campaign from its inception.  Rove moved to Texas in 1977 and started his consulting business in 1981, becoming the dominant force among Republican consultants in Texas (variously described as "kingmaker" and "godfather").  He sold Karl Rove + Company in early 1999 to focus on Bush's exploratory effort. 

S Desiree Thompson Sayle--Director of Correspondence to the First Lady
W Juleanna Glover Weiss--Press Secretary to the Vice President
Z Robert B. Zoellick--U.S. Trade Representative
Currently Research Scholar at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, a Resident Fellow and board member of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and a Senior International Advisor to Goldman Sachs.  Zoellick was an executive vice president at Fannie Mae from 1993-97.  In 1992, during President George H.W. Bush's administration, he served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff, having earlier served in the State Department as Under Secretary of State for Economic and Agricultural Affairs and Counselor to the Department; he was the lead State Department official in NAFTA and Uruguay Round negotiations.  During the Reagan administration, from 1985-88, he served in several positions atthe Treasury Department under James A. Baker III (Counselor to the Secretary, Executive Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Insititutions Policy).

Copyright 2001  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.