While not a Cabinet-level or policy-making position, Barack Obama today announced that Bradley J. Kiley will be his Director of the Office of Management and Administration. You could actually say that Kiley will be running the White House, as the Office handles the nuts and bolts of the administration such as “financial management and information technology support, human resources management, library and research assistance, facilities management, procurement, printing and graphics support, security, and mail and messenger operations.”
Queue the Queer Eye for the White House jokes.
The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute, which submitted Kiley’s name as a recommendation for the position writes:
“Brad Kiley has been named as the director of the Office of Management and Administration by President-elect Barack Obama. Kiley, who is openly gay, is currently the director of operations for the Obama-Biden Transition Project and was a former vice president at the Center for American Progress.
In this role he will oversee all aspects of administrative services to all entities of the Executive Office of the President (EOP), including direct support services to the President of the United States. These services include financial management, human resources management and research assistance. He will represent the EOP before congressional funding panels.”
Kiley has experience with handling the nitty-gritty of administration. He was Bill Clinton’s deputy assistant for management and administration. Let’s all congratulate Kiley on his appointment now, since we will never hear anything about him again.