Neal Wolin

Another Yale alumnus has joined the Obama administration, this time with a prominent gig in the Treasury Department.

The Senate confirmed Neal Wolin ’83 LAW ’88 as deputy treasury secretary, the number two official to Secretary Timothy Geithner, on Tuesday. Wolin, who was named deputy assistant to President Obama and deputy counsel to the president for economic policy in February, is a veteran of the department, having served as both general counsel and deputy general counsel.

“Neal brings a deep knowledge of the Treasury Department and strong managerial experience in both the private and public sectors,” Geithner said Monday, according to Agence France Presse. “I look forward to working closely with Neal at this critical moment in our nation’s history.”