Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Prolific Think Tanker to be No. 2 at OMB

This month President Obama nominated Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (NEC), for the post of Deputy Director at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Deese has had numerous positions in Washington think tanks, including:
  • Center for American Progress (CAP): 2002-2005
  • Center for Global Development (CGD): 2001-2002
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP): 2000-2001
Government Executive called Deese, 35, a "veteran of progressive think tanks."

Think tanks are perfect breeding grounds for landing a top OMB spot.  Peter Orszag, a former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  He is also a Member of the Board of the Peterson Institute of International Economics (PIIE).  Orszag was a Brookings Senior Fellow from 2001 to 2007.  He was also the first Director of The Hamilton Project at Brookings.