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CTA Chair Carole Brown Wants To Follow Obama To Washington

02/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CTA Board Chairwoman Carole Brown is itching to join the Obama administration -- possibly in the Treasury Department. Last year, the Harvard-educated Brown, whose background is in municipal finance, lost a high-paying job here after the demise of Lehman Brothers, only to land on her feet at Mesirow Financial.

Like anyone, I would be honored if asked to serve," said Brown, who succeeded Valerie Jarrett, the longtime Obama family friend and now assistant to the new president, in chairing the CTA board. "So far, that has not happened. . . . I have not been offered any position in the Obama administration. Like most Americans, I'm just so proud of our president-elect. Anything I could do to make his administration a success, I would want to do."

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