The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships recently announced the appointment of the 2011-2012 Class of White House Fellows. The Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, varied professions, and all have shown a strong commitment to public service and leadership.
Reginald Chambers is one of the 15 people appointed by President Obama as a White House Fellow. He will be working in the White House as a part of the President’s National Economic Council. Reggie grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin, and attended the University School of Milwaukee. Reginald lives in Harlem, New York, with his wife Tiffani and one-year-old daughter Madison. His biography is included below.
Reginald is the youngest son of Drs. LaRoyce and Minnie Chambers. LaRoyce Chambers, M.D. is an Obstetrician Gynecologist who has served the Milwaukee area for over 35 years. In addition to his active OB/GYN practice, Dr. Chambers serves as the President Elect of the Medical Staff at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Minnie Chambers, Ed.D has served in many leadership roles within a number of civic, non-profit organizations on local, regional and national levels. Reginald’s brother, Anthony Chambers, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University where he is a published author and serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Family Psychology - division of the American Psychological Association. He also serves on the editorial board of the American Psychological Association Journal.
Selection as a White House Fellow is highly competitive and based on a record of professional achievement, evidence of leadership potential, and a proven commitment to public service. Each Fellow must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute meaningfully at senior levels in the Federal government. Throughout its history, since being created by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, the program has fostered leaders in many fields. Those fields include government, business, media, medicine, education diplomacy and the military. Each year since its inception, 11 – 19 people are selected through a competitive, non-partisan process from an applicant pool that canrange from 1,000 to 3,000 people. The Fellows spend a year working full time with Senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top ranking government officials.
This unique opportunity to work within our nation’s government is designed to encourage active citizenship and a lifelong commitment to service. The Fellows take part in an education program designed to broaden their knowledge of leadership, policy formulation and current affairs. Community service is an essential element of the program. Fellows participate in service projects throughout the year in the Washington, DC area. Additional information about the White House Fellows program is available at www.whitehouse.gov/fellows.
Reginald Chambers, Harlem, NY,most recently served as an Investment Executive in New York and London with 3i Group plc, a $20 billion international investment firm. At 3i, he helped found and lead its North American infrastructure team and served on the board of a multi-billion dollar UK rail company. Before 3i, Reggie was a Vice President with Citi Investment Banking, executing cross-border mergers, acquisitions and financings for Fortune 500 energy infrastructure companies. Reggie’s transactional work began as a corporate lawyer with Simpson Thacher& Bartlett LLP in New York and UríaMenéndezAbogados in Madrid, Spain. Reggie has dedicated himself to creating educational opportunities for others by teaching entrepreneurship and small business as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College, using his teaching salary to fund the class’s business plan competition, and by serving as one of the youngest trustees ever on the boards of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy, and the Teachers Network. Reggie earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.B. in Political Science, Spanish and Markets & Management from Duke University. Reggie is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin. Placement: National Economic Council, The White House