Two more openly gay people have been appointed to positions within the Obama administration bringing the number gay appointees to four.
Fred Hochberg has been appointed chair of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Hochberg is the former Dean of the Milano New School for Management and Urban Policy. He served as deputy then acting administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) under President Bill Clinton.
The Export-Import Bank is the serves as the official export credit agency of the United States, helping to finance the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
Brian Bond, longtime gay Democratic Party operative and Obama campaign official, is expected to be named as deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison. Bond is a former executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
He will have managerial and strategic responsibilities for the entire Public Liaison office as well as function as the point person on LGBT issues. The liaison office is tasked with communicating and promoting presidential policies to individual constituency groups and serving as a sounding board for the president on policies that affect certain interest groups.