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President Obama Announces Another Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

  • Ward Brehm – Member, Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

Ward Brehm, Nominee for Member, Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation
Ward Brehm is Founder and Chairman of The Brehm Group, an insurance consulting firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Brehm is a member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation, having been appointed by President Obama in October 2010.  Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2008, and was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the country's second-highest civilian honor, for his work in Africa.  Mr. Brehm has been involved with the Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation since 1995, a program that offers support and counseling to victims and perpetrators of genocide in Rwanda and Burundi. Mr. Brehm also initiated the Windpump Project in 1993 which brought clean water to remote areas in Kenya.  He has authored two books on his experiences, Life Through a Different Lens and White Man Walking.  Mr. Brehm earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

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