The US President Obama has recently appointed two professionals of EY and Booz Allen Hamilton to key administration posts. Orlan Boston, a Principal at EY, has been named Member of the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations and Reginald Van Lee, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Every year, President Obama appoints dozens of individuals with different backgrounds* to fulfil pro bono positions for the US Administration. These so-called key Administration posts include positions on Advisory Boards, Boards of Governors or Trustees, and on several Councils.
Orlan Boston, a Principal at EY, will take on the role of Member of the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations (USO). The USO is a non-profit, congressionally chartered, private organization organisation that is established to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families and to strengthen resilience by offering a variety of programs and services. The USO is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress, and the President of the United States, who acts as the Honorary Chairman.
Boston has been a Partner and the Lead of the Americas Transaction Advisory Services Life Sciences Sector at EY since 2012. Before this, he was a Partner at Deloitte between 1997 and 2012. In addition to working at consulting firms, Boston has held several other positions, including Executive Vice President Corporate Development at an internet start-up. He has also acted as a Member of the Board of Directors of the NYC LGBT Community Center and is the Founder of the Center Young Leaders Council.
Reginald Van Lee, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Washington DC location, will serve as a General Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center. This centre of performing arts produces and presents theatre, dance, ballet, and a variety of music performances.
Van Lee has worked at Booz Allen Hamilton since 1984, and became a Partner in 1993 and Senior Partner in 2003. Van Lee has taken on several pro bono positions in the Arts industry, and was first appointed to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013. Currently, he acts, among others, as the Chairman of the Washington Performing Arts Society, Vice-Chair of the board of the Washington Ballet, Trustee of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation and the Studio Museum in Harlem, Board Member of the MAC AIDS Fund, and Chairman Emeritus of the board of the Evidence Dance Company.
“The extraordinary dedication these men bring to their new roles will greatly serve the American people. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come,” comments President Obama on the appointments.
* People that are appointed come from, among others, commercial businesses, consulting firms, non-profit organisations and the media sector.