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Mar 07, 2018 Washington, D.C.

The White House Historical Association has appointed Tina Tchen and Ben C. Sutton, Jr. to its Board of Directors.

Tchen brings to the board her experience having served eight years in the White House under President Barack Obama in a number of positions, including Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, Assistant to the President, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Before serving in the White House, Tchen was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she represented major global corporations and their officers and directors in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters. She has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of the State of Illinois. Tchen is currently a partner at Buckley Sandler LLP, where she leads its Chicago, Illinois office. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Northwestern University.

Ben C. Sutton, Jr. is the founder and chairman of Teall Capital, a private equity firm that manages investments nationwide in a wide array of businesses and industries, including sports and entertainment, hospitality, technology and lifestyle brands. Prior to founding Teall Capital, Sutton was chairman and CEO of IMG College, the largest college sports sponsorship and media company in the United States. The company produced, distributed and sold programming on the largest radio network in the nation, and among the largest sports television and digital networks in America. Before merging his enterprise into IMG, Sutton spent 18 years as chairman and CEO of ISP sports, which he founded in 1992. ISP Sports is credited with developing the business model used across the college sports media industry.

Sutton is a Murfreesboro, NC, native and is a graduate of Wake Forest University and its School of Law.

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About the white house historical association

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the nonprofit, nonpartisan White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $50 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.

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