Profiles in Public Service

“Profiles in Public Service” tells stories about unsung public servants who drive government’s most important accomplishments. Our guests include both federal employees and those who directly benefit from their leadership and innovation to demonstrate what federal services and support can mean for local communities. In an age when people continue to hold negative views about government—but also rely on it to solve big problems and crises—the stories we share promise to rebuild faith in the public institution most critical to our democracy. 
May 25, 2023

Listening to Communities to Advance Environmental Justice

Two leaders committed to ensuring equity in both federal and local environmental justice initiatives join “Profiles in Public Service” to speak about their collaborative efforts to address public health issues for communities on the West Coast and beyond. Laura Ebbert works in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 office based in San Francisco, where she…

May 9, 2023

Moving $3 Billion Boulders to Invest in American Communities 

The third season of “Profiles in Public Service” is off to an exciting start as we highlight all that our federal government does to strengthen local communities across America.  In our first episode, Craig Buerstatte, a program and policy leader at the Economic Development Administration, shares how he and his team managed to equitably distribute…

January 20, 2023

Rep. Andy Kim on Strengthening Democracy Through Service 

“Profiles in Public Service” is honored to have Rep. Andy Kim from New Jersey’s 3rd District join us as the final guest of our second season. Congressman Kim is committed to empowering a greater belief in service, democracy, and a more mission-driven government. In 2018, Kim chose to apply his unique combination of experiences working…

January 6, 2023

Managing the People, Partnerships and Processes in Government  

Paloma Adams-Allen, the deputy administrator for management and resources at the U.S. Agency for International Development, is responsible for ensuring that the agency has the technological, financial, and human resources to deliver on its mission—in other words, for advancing the success of USAID’s people, partnerships, and processes. Working in support of Administrator Samantha Power, Adams-Allen…


Transition Lab

Transition Lab is a behind-the-scenes look at presidential transitions. Join host David Marchick for candid discussions with former presidential chiefs of staff, transition team leads and other presidential transition experts.
January 29, 2021

Yamiche Alcindor and David Marchick on a Transition Like No Other

On the final episode of Transition Lab, David Marchick is joined by guest host Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. As one of America’s leading journalists, Alcindor covered a transition like no other, one marked by a global pandemic and an economic…

January 17, 2021

Chris Liddell on Trump’s Transition Out Of Office

Chris Liddell is the Trump administration’s leading transition expert. A deputy chief of staff, he previously served as executive director of the Romney transition team and helped author The Romney Readiness Project, a comprehensive presidential transition guide. In this episode of Transition Lab, Liddell joins host David Marchick to discuss the good, the bad and…

January 10, 2021

Yohannes Abraham on Leading the Biden Transition

This week’s episode of Transition Lab features Yohannes Abraham, executive director of the Biden-Harris transition. He previously worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and held several positions in the Obama White House, including senior advisor to the National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the president for the Office of Public Engagement and International…

January 3, 2021

Phil Schiliro and Candi Wolff on the Senate’s Role in a Presidential Transition

This week’s episode of Transition Lab focuses on the Senate confirmation process with Phil Schiliro and Candi Wolff. Wolff, the head of global government affairs at Citi, served as the Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs under President George W. Bush. She was the first woman to hold that position. Schiliro worked on Capitol…