Earlier today President-elect Obama named Nancy Killefer '75 as his Chief Performance Officer. Killefer graduated Vassar with a BA in economics.
The Chief Performance Officer position is a new one, aimed at managing the government's financial efficiency. "In order to restore confidence in our economy, we must restore the American people’s confidence in their government," Obama said. "I am confident that with Nancy’s leadership, and the efforts of leaders on both sides of the aisle, we will do just that.”
Killefer previously served during the Clinton administration as the Treasury Department's Assistant Secretary for Management, Chief Financial Officer, and the Chief Operating Officer. Since 2000 she has worked as a senior partner for the firm McKinsey.
Update: More info on Killefer's time at Vassar: According to the Daily Freeman, as a senior, Killefer was an academic intern for the Economics department. She was also on the editorial board of the Misc and got the Ruth Gillette Hutchinson Prize for her Econ. thesis.