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January 18, 2009
Carol and Tom Wheeler
Barack Obama for President Campaign Workers
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Carol Wheeler is the Obama campaign's outreach coordinator to the Irish-American community. A key figure in Irish-American circles for many years, Mrs. Wheeler is a leading supporter of Project Children and the Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership, which help children and young adults from both parts of Ireland to visit and study in the United States. She also worked in the Carter Administration and at the Housing and Urban Development Department under Donna Shalala.

Tom Wheeler is a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Project's Agency Review Working Group responsible for the science, technology, space and arts agencies. He has taken a leave of absence from Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm working with early stage technology companies, where he is a Managing Director. For three decades, Mr. Wheeler has worked at the forefront of technology, both as an entrepreneur and as a policy specialist. He has been the CEO of the National Cable Television Association and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, as well as the founder or co-founder of multiple new technology companies. Mr. Wheeler is the author of two books: Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails and Leadership Lessons from the Civil War.

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Info: Carol & Tom Wheeler talked about their experiences working for the Obama for President campaign in Ames, Iowa last year. They met in the 1980's while working for different television-lobbying groups; Tom headed the National Cable Television Association and Carol worked for the National Association of Broadcasters.

Students from The Washington Center's Presidential Inauguration program also participated in this interview, which took place at University of the District of Columbia.

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