President Obama might be done in the White House in three days, but that doesn’t mean he’s not going to make sure some his top administration officials and favorite athletes don’t get plum assignments first.
The White House released a list of new appointments Tuesday morning and some top Obama administration names were included. Among them were Valerie Jarrett, his White House senior adviser, and Susan Rice, the national security adviser, who will both become general trustees to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and chief salesman of the Iran nuclear agreement, was appointed as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.
Maine independent Sen. Angus King also found himself appointed to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.
Obama also placed former NBA players Jason Collins and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Carli Lloyd, a forward for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, was named co-chair of that same council.