Farrell ’87, Bloom ’77 Aid U.S. Task Force on Autos

Two Wesleyan alumni are serving on the U.S. Treasury’s task force reviewing the auto industry.

Dianna Farrell ’87, recently appointed by President Barack Obama as deputy director of the National Economic Council, is the White House representative to the task force.

Ron Bloom ’77 is also on the task force. He is currently a special assistant to the president of the Pittsburgh-based United Steelworks union. In that role he has helped the union revive bankrupt companies and consolidate the nation’s steel makers to make them profitable, and he has helped to save jobs, according an article co-written by New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse ’73. Bloom is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts in the separate health plans that his union and the U.A.W. have established with various companies.