Thursday, September 23, 2021

Former Obama Cabinet Members Named To Science and Technology Council

Penny Pritzker and Ashton Carter, Two former Obama Cabinet Members, were named to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the White House announced Wednesday.

The Two are among 30 Experts who will Advise the President on Matters related to Science and Technology.

Penny Pritzker

Served as the 38th Secretary of Commerce, during Obama's Second Term in Office. She served from 2013 to 2017.

In her Tenure, Pritzker launched, the Department of Commerce's First Initiative for Skilled Workforce Training, and Helped Expand Broadband Coverage to Underserved and Rural Communities.

Pritzker is the Chair and Founder of PSP Partners, a Global Private Investment Firm, and Chair of the Board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Ashton Carter

Carter was the 25th Secretary of Defense under Obama, Replacing Chuck Hagel in 2015. He had previously served as Deputy Secretary of Defense.

During his time as Defense Secretary, Carter focused on Diversity in the Armed Forces by Lifting the Ban on Transgender Service Members, and Opening-Up Combat Positions to Women, in addition to helping the Defense Department's "strategic pivot" to the Asia-Pacific.

Currently, Carter is the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, at Harvard's Kennedy School, and a Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, at Harvard.

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