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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • William J. Hybl – Member, United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
  • Michael P. O’Rielly – Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

William J. Hybl, Nominee for Member, United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

William J. Hybl concurrently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Chairman of Garden City Company in Garden City, Kansas; and Vice Chairman of Broadmoor Hotel, Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He has held these positions since 1973.  Mr. Hybl has served as Chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy since 2008, and has been a Member of the Commission since 1990.  He has served as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Colorado.  From 2001 to 2002, he was a U.S. Representative to the 56th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and served as President of the United States Olympic Committee from 1991 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2000.  Mr. Hybl served as Special White House Counsel to President Ronald Reagan in 1981.  He was a State Representative in the Colorado State House of Representatives as well as a Law Partner with Murphy, Morris & Hybl in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1972 to 1973.  Earlier in his career, he was an Assistant District Attorney in the 4th Judicial District of Colorado from 1969 to 1972.  Mr. Hybl served as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1969 to 1973 after serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969.  He received a B.A. from The Colorado College and a J.D. from the University of Colorado. 

Michael P. O’Rielly, Nominee for Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Michael P. O’Rielly is a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, a position he has held since November 2013.  Prior to this, he was a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Senate Republican Whip led by U.S. Senator John Cornyn in 2013.  He held various positions in the Republican Whip Office led by Senator Jon Kyl from 2010 to 2012, including Deputy Chief of Staff, Policy Director, and Advisor.  Mr. O’Rielly worked for the Republican Policy Committee in the United States Senate as the Banking, Technology, Transportation, Trade, and Commerce Analyst from 2009 to 2010.  He worked in the Office of U.S. Senator John Sununu as the Legislative Director from 2007 to 2009 and as a Senior Legislative Assistant from 2003 to 2007.  Mr. O’Rielly served as a Professional Staff Member on the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.  He began his career as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congressman Tom Bliley from 1994 to 1995.  Mr. O’Rielly received a B.A. from the University of Rochester.