The 2001 President's Commission to Strengthen Social SecurityMembers
President Bush introduces the members of his National Commission to Strengthen Social Security, 5/2/01. White House Photo.
Members of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security
The 16-member Commission consists of eight Republicans and eight Democrats, with a member from each party serving as a co-chair. The co-chairs are former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Richard Parsons, Chief Operating Officer of AOL/Time Warner.
The other members of the Commission include:
Leanne Abdnor (R), Former Executive Director of the Alliance for Worker Retirement Security
Sam Beard (D), Founder and President of Economic Security 2000;
John Cogan (R), Former OMB Deputy Director;
Bill Frenzel (R), Former U.S. Representative;
Estelle James (D), Consultant with the World Bank;
Robert Johnson (D), CEO of Black Entertainment Television;
Gwendolyn King (R), Former Commissioner of Social Security;
Olivia Mitchell (D), Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School;
Gerry Parsky (R), Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury;
Tim Penny (D), Former U.S. Representative;
Robert Pozen (D), Vice Chairman of Fidelity Investments;
Mario Rodriguez (R), Hispanic Business Roundtable;
Thomas Saving (R), Current Social Security Public Trustee; and
Fidel Vargas (D), Vice President of Reliant Equity Investors.
Group photos of the members
Members of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Seated, left to right: Ms. Estelle James; Mr. Richard D. Parsons; Ms. Lynda J. Blount (Staff); Honorable Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Mr. Robert Johnson. Standing, left to right: Mr. Kent Smetters (Staff); Mr. Andrew Biggs (Staff); Mr. Robert C. Pozen; Ms. Gwendolyn S. King; Mr. Mario Rodrigues; Dr. Thomas Saving; Mr. Bill Frenzel; Mr. Charles Blahous (Executive Director); Mr. Gerald L. Parsky; Mr. Sam Beard; Mr. Fidel Vargas; Ms. Leanne Abdnor; Mr. Tim Penny; Ms. Olivia S. Mitchell; Mr. Jeffrey Brown (Staff); Mr. John Cogan; Mr. Michael Anzick (Designated Federal Official). SSA History Archives.