Good overview article in Business Week about an Obama appointment. Karen Mills has good Corporate business roots, coming from family business Tootsie Roll (no joke!) to earning a Harvard MBA (we Kellogg alums will try not to hold that against her), then tours at General Foods, McKinsey, and starting up an equity firm. Does she really understand the demands on smaller businesses? That remains to be seen. With an impressive pedigree, she will be taking on a role that will get more scrutiny than her predecessors.
Let’s hope she hits it out of the park!