12 of 14
BACKNEXT
Gene Sperling, Center for American Progress
Gene Sperling, Center for American Progress
When Obama brought Sperling into the fold, he showed that he would reach out to former adversaries - Sperling, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who had served in the National Economic Council under President Clinton, was Senator Hillary Clinton's economic advisor during the primaries.

Once Clinton conceded, however, Sperling started batting for team Obama, where he advocates bottom-up energy reform and government spending as a recession salve. The advisor may also play a role in developing the new president's education policy, as he has published frequently on the issue. Sperling wrote a book three years ago, "The Pro-Growth Progressive", that promoted a moderate, free-market approach to implementing social change.

NEXT: Laura Tyson, former Clinton economics advisor
Last updated November 06 2008: 1:17 PM ET
He slammed big companies and free trade in the primaries, but Barack Obama insists he just wants to show corporate America some tough love. More
What will the new President mean for your wallet? See where President-elect Barack Obama stands on major economic issues. More
3 out of 5 voters say it's their top concern, as the country faces the worst crisis since the Great Depression. More