THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES LOUIS CALDERA AS MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Louis Caldera to serve as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Louis Caldera, of Los Angeles, California, has served as an Assembly member in the California State Legislature since 1992. He is currently the Chair of the Assembly's Revenue and Taxation Committee, serves on the Education and Higher Education Committees, and has previously served as Chair of the Banking and Finance Committee. Best known as the author of California's youth bicycle helmet law, Mr. Caldera has been recognized nationally as a leader on children's health and safety matters, having also written laws to promote the adoption of foster children and discourage teen pregnancy. Prior to being elected to the California Legislature, Mr. Caldera practiced law in Los Angeles, working as Deputy County Counsel for the County of Los Angeles and as an Associate with the firm of O'Melveny & Myers, where he specialized in corporate and public finance transactions. Mr. Caldera has been an active volunteer with the United Way of Los Angeles, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mexican American Bar Association, and has provided pro bono legal representation to the underprivileged in Los Angeles.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Caldera was promoted through the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army and received the Meritorious Service Medal. He later earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a public-private partnership that provides opportunities for Americans of all ages to help communities meet critical challenges in the areas of education, public safety, human needs, and the environment. The Corporation oversees three national service initiatives: Americorps, the National Senior Service Corps, and Learn & Serve America. The Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer serves as the Deputy to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the Corporation's day to day management.