208. Obama and Carlyle?
August 8, 2009 § Leave a comment
and today it seems clear he promised the drug companies no negotiated pricing.
OBAMA TAPS KENNARD FOR EU AMBASSADOR
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate former Federal Communications Commission Chairman William E. Kennard to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank of Ambassador. Currently, Kennard is Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. While FCC chairman, Kennard advanced policies that brought the Internet to a majority of American households, greatly expanded investment in new wireless and broadband networks, and made digital technologies more available to schools, libraries, low-income communities and people with disabilities. Before becoming FCC Chairman, he served as the FCC’s General Counsel and as a partner and member of the board of directors of the law firm Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand (now DLA Piper). Kennard currently serves on the boards of directors of The New York Times Company, Hawaiian Telcom, Inc., and Insight Communications; in addition, he is a board member of several nonprofit organizations, including the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, One Economy Corporation, Common Sense Media, Year-Up Inc. and the Yale University Council.