2009 Presidential Inaugural Committees
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Chairman - Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Bob Bennett, Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
House Republican Leader John Boehner

Staff Director Howard Gantman
Also staff director for the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee.  Previously served eight years as Senator Feinstein’s communications director.  West Coast director of government affairs for the Kamber Group.  Assistant chief of staff to L.A. City Councilman Mike Feuer.  Chief legislative deputy and communications director for L.A. City Councilwoman Rita Walters.  Worked for nearly a decade as a reporter covering state and local politics and the criminal courts in Los Angeles.  Graduate of Kenyon College.

Communications Director Carole Florman
(started Sept. 2008)  Media relations consultant for Clean Air - Cool Planet.  Advance person on John Edwards for President, 2007.  Communication director at Change to Win.  Vice president for communications at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 2000-03.  Advance person for the Office of the President of the United States, 1993-2000 and deputy director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, 1995-2000.  Vice president at Fenton Communication, 1998-99.  Director of the Florida Global Warming Education Project, 1991-92.  Director of media relations for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1989-91.  Deputy director of planning for the Battery Park City Authority, 1985-89.  Did advance on Bruce Babbitt's presidential campaign, 1988.  M.P.A. Kennedy School of Government, 1988.  B.A. in liberal arts and public policy from State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1987.  Studied theater arts at San Francisco State University, 1977-79, and graduate of the two year acting conservatory program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts West.

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