Speculating on the next ambassadors to countries blessed by warm and cozy climates? You could do worse than starting with this list: Twenty-one individuals who have donated to Obama’s campaign and the inaugural committee, and have also bundled campaign contributions for the president-elect.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has, so far, released the names of nearly 450 individuals who have donated more than $200 toward the January festivities.
Among these donors, 39 had been identified by the Barack Obama campaign as bundlers of $50,000 of more.
While most of those 39 bundlers personally contributed, 21 of them gave the maximum of $4,600 in contributions for Obama’s primary and general election campaigns. They are:
- Mitchell Berger of Parkland, Florida, an attorney
- Frank Brosens of Bedford, New York, a capital investor with Taconic Capital Partners
- Robert Clark of St. Louis, chairman and CEO of Clayco, a real estate development company
- Blair Effron of New York, an investment banker with Center View Partners
- Suzanne Faber of Chicago
- Alan Fox of Studio City, California, president of ACF Property Management
- Howard Gottlieb of Evanston, Illinois
- Edward Haddock of Winter Park, Florida, CEO of the Full Sail University, an entertainment media college.
- Donald Hinkle of Tallahassee, Florida, an attorney
- Mark Iola of Dallas, an attorney
- Wayne Jordan of Oakland, California, a real estate investor
- Michael Kempner of Cresskill, New Jersey, president of the MWW Group, a public relations firm
- Daniel Loeb of New York, an investment manager with Third Point LLC
- Barbara Manilow of Chicago
- Neal Manne of Houston, an attorney
- Cappy McGarr of Dallas, a capital investor
- Hassan Nemazee of New York, a capital investor
- Bruce Oreck of Boulder, Colorado, an attorney
- Michael Sacks of Highland Park, Illinois, a hedge fund manager for Grosvenor Capital Management
- Beatrice Welters of McLean, Virginia, chairman of the An Bryce Foundation
- Frank White of Silver Spring, Maryland