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:
- Leon Aron – Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors
- Jeffery S. Hall – Member, Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration
Dr. Leon Aron is Resident Scholar and Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a position he has held since 1993. He was a weekly Contributor at the Voice of America’s Russian language radio and television show Gliadya iz Ameriki (Looking from America) from 1990 to 2004. Dr. Aron was previously an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University from 1994 to 1996 and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation from 1987 to 1992. He was awarded the Peace Fellowship from the U.S. Institute of Peace from 1992 to 1993. Dr. Aron received a B.A. from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Jeffery S. Hall, Nominee for Member, Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration
Jeffery S. Hall is the President of The Capstone Group, a firm he co-founded in 2009. Mr. Hall was the State Executive Director in Kentucky for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency from 2001 to 2009. Previously, from 1994 to 2001, he served as the Assistant to the Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Prior to that, Mr. Hall was a Legislative Assistant in the Office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. He has held leadership positions in a number of non-profit organizations. Mr. Hall received a B.S. from Purdue University.