CHICAGO (AP) — One of former President Barack Obama’s senior economic advisers has been named the first president of the Chicago-based Obama Foundation.
Foundation officials on Thursday announced Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo to the post.READ MORE: Years After Promise Of $100,000 From State And Photo-Op Prop Check, AMVETS Post 14 In Clinton, Illinois Has Not Seen A Dime
He was former deputy national security adviser for International Economics and deputy director of the National Economic Council.
Foundation officials say he will work with other leaders at the foundation, managing daily operations.READ MORE: Video Shows Group On Divvy Bikes Attacking, Stealing Bike From Man In Heart Of Loop; Neighbors Say Danger In Area Is Getting Worse
The foundation was formed in 2014 and now has almost 200 employees.
The foundation is overseeing construction of the proposed Obama Presidential Center. The $500 million center that’ll house presidential artifacts, among other things, is planned for a lakefront park on the city’s South Side.MORE NEWS: Police Board Orders Firing Of CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, Accused Of Shooting Friend In Head While Off-Duty And Lying About It
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