Van Jones

I can't remember when I've been so excited about a White House appointment. On March 10th 2009, Obama announced that he has appointed Van Jones as a special adviser on Green Jobs.

Van Jones is a community organizer, environmental and social justice advocate, and founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, as well as personal role model and hero to one Jack Golightly.

For anyone unacquainted with Van Jones, I highly recommend reading this excellent interview from the March 2008 issue of The Sun Magazine.