White House Names 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Bridget Mintz Testa | AOL Government | August 24, 2012

The White House introduced 18 incoming members of the Presidential Innovation Fellows at a ceremony in Washington on Thursday who will work as volunteers on five projects with innovators from within the federal government.

Representing a diverse set of skills – from a lawyer, to a former nuclear engineer, to a health care startup executive – the 18 Fellows were selected from 700 applicants from across the country to help jump start five federal innovation initiatives over the next six months.

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, who jointly announced the launch of the program in May, introduced the newly-named individuals: