(CNN) – Nancy-Ann DeParle, among the most prominent women in President Barack Obama's inner circle, is set to depart her White House post after his second-term inauguration.
DeParle, deputy White House chief of staff, will join the Brookings Institution later this month and also begin lecturing at Harvard Law School. News of DeParle's departure was announced Friday by Brookings Institution's president, Strobe Talbott.
These are the tyes of "faceless" high achieving, high potential people that President Obama has given a leg up in the pursuit of even high positions in the government at a later date. This woman could very well be a cabinent officer in a 2016 Democratic Administration. I`m more interested in knowing that Obama is priming the pump for the federal judiciary, secretary & undersecretary positions, and having young legislators co-sponsor key bills on gun control, immigration, energy, etc so that all are well prepared for the future. Eric Holder is a fabulous AG in part because he came into the Justice Dept knowing where all the light switches and bathrooms were. I want Mr. Obama to leave the same kind of legacy.