White House names Internet team
President Obama on Monday formally names the members of his White House new-media team.
The White House on Monday officially rolled out the names of its new-media team, which includes a former Google product manager.
Macon Phillips was officially named the director of new media, though he wrote his first White House blog post in that capacity the day President Obama took office. Phillips served in the same role for the Obama transition team and was responsible for developing its Web site Change.gov and overseeing its online communications.
Cammie Croft was named the deputy director of new media, after holding the same position with the transition team. During the presidential election, Croft was the new media rapid response manager for the Obama campaign, overseeing Web sites like FightTheSmears.com.
Katie Stanton, formerly of Google, joins the White House as director of citizen participation. Stanton was a principal for Google's new business development team, which was responsible for OpenSocial, Google Moderator, and other election-related initiatives. She also managed products like Google Finance, Google News, and Blog Search. Before joining Google, Stanton worked for Yahoo, where she helped build Yahoo Finance.
The White House named Jesse Lee as the online programs director. During the 2008 election, Lee performed online outreach for the Obama transition team and also conducted online communications for the Democratic National Committee. He previously served as senior new media adviser for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).