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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by President Obama on Dr. Ed Montgomery

"I want to thank Dr. Ed Montgomery for his dedicated service to my Administration and the country.  Over the last year, Ed has crisscrossed the country in a tireless effort to cut through red tape and speed the economic recovery for those hit hardest by the auto industry’s struggles.  The results of his efforts have been felt in auto towns across America – from the factories being put back to use years ahead of schedule to the workers retraining for jobs in emerging industries. 

While Ed will be missed, my Administration's commitment to auto workers and communities remains strong.  The work of the White House Council on Auto Communities will continue under the direction of Secretary Solis and NEC Director Larry Summers, and we will move quickly to find a replacement for Dr. Montgomery."

Georgetown University announced last week that Dr. Ed Montgomery will become dean of public policy, effective August 15.