The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships has announced the appointment of the 2016-2017 class of White House Fellows, and it includes Newtown Square native Joseph McGeehin, a 2002 graduate of Malvern Prep.
The Fellows come from diverse backgrounds, varied professions, and have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and leadership.
The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give promising American leaders “first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs.”
This unique opportunity to work within the 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.
McGeehin served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, where he worked with senior executives around the world to enhance client engagement with the firm and drive business development. His responsibilities included conducting strategic and operational analyses for the board of directors, firm regulators, and government officials, as well as leading CEO-directed initiatives on performance and growth.
Previously, McGeehin worked in Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisitions department and for Herbert Smith Freehills’ international arbitration and U.S. securities groups in London.
McGeehin received an A.B. in History with honors from Harvard College, and a J.D. and M.B.A. with distinction from New York University. He is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts bars.
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 of the Federal government.
Throughout its history, the program has fostered leaders in many fields, including government, business, law, media, medicine, education, diplomacy, and the military.