The Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President
The Honorable Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President
Moderated by: Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Break: 11:00 - 11:15 am EDT
Shaun Donovan was sworn in as the 40th Director of the Office of Management and Budget on July 28, 2014. Donovan has committed his life to public service focused on good government and smart investment, while also building his leadership skills in the private, non-profit, and academic sectors.
Jason Furman is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Furman was previously the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), where he served as President Obama’s chief economist and a member of the cabinet. Prior to this, Furman served as the principal deputy director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president. Furman was economic policy director for the president’s campaign in 2008 and a member of the Presidential Transition Team. He worked at both the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council during the Clinton administration and also at the World Bank. He was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and also has served in visiting positions at various universities, including NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy.
Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.