Recent attention to the departure of CEO Eric Braverman from the Bill Hillary, and Chelsea Foundation overlooked what else has been going on there: Hillary is quietly placing “her people” in key jobs. No doubt about it, she’s taking over the operations.
The acting CEO, Maura Pally, was originally in charge of Hillary’s projects at the Foundation. She’s a Hillary person from way back – she worked in Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign and was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Cultural Affairs.
But, she’s not the only Hillary placement. Here’s a list of hand-picked Hillary staff:
MAURA PALLY, ACTING CEO
formerly General Counsel to Hillary’s 2008 campaign; appointed by Hillary as Assistant & Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Education and Cultural Affairs
VALERIE ALEXANDER, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
formerly Senior Communications Adviser To Hillary 2008 campaign
DENNIS CHENG, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
appointed by Hillary as Deputy Director of the State Department Protocal OFfice, New York and National Finance Director for Hillary in 2008
AMITASH DESAI, FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF
former legislative aide to Hillary in Senate
BARI LURIE, CHIEF OF STAFF TO CHELSEA CLINTON
worked on Hillary’s Senate campaign and for her PAC
CRAIG MINASSIAN, CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
worked on Hillary’s 2008 campaign
IRA MAGAZINER, VP AND CEO, CLINTON HEALTH CARE ACCESS INITIATIVE
architect of Hillary’s failed health care program in Clinton White House
TERRI MC CULLOUGH
brought in to head Hillary and Chelsea Clinton “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project
Chief of Staff to Hillary at State Department, General Counsel to Hillary 2008 campaign
former Assistant Secretary of State and member of Hillary’s Senior Team
So, it looks like Hillary will be running the Foundation — with the help of Chelsea. Bill will be dispatched to raise money.