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San Diego Padres name ex-Clinton aide, Defense official as VP

September 13, 2011 |  9:23 am

Sarah Farnsworth A former top official at the White House and Department of Defense has been named senior vice president for public affairs for the San Diego Padres, the team announced Monday.

Sarah Farnsworth will oversee communications, community relations and military affairs for the Padres.

Farnsworth worked 19 years in Washington, as a top aide to President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, then as chief of staff and senior advisor to President Obama's first national security advisor, Marine Gen. James Jones.

She was also vice president and chief of staff for the USO World Headquarters from 2002 to 2006.

In her most recent post, she was deputy assistant secretary of Defense for community and public outreach. She starts with the Padres immediately.

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Photo: Sarah Farnsworth.  Credit: Andy Hayt / San Diego Padres

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