Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama Announces His Transition Team

President Elect Obama today announced his transition team. The transition team will be overseen by John Podesta, a longtime D.C. insider who was chief of staff to Bill Clinton and founded the Center for American Process, Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago lawyer and long-time political adviser to Obama, and Pete Rouse, his Senate chief of staff. Other people that have been put forth and will be assisting in the transition: William Daley, Governor Janet Napolitano, and Obama foreign policy adviser Susan Rice.

Transition senior staff:
Chris Lu - Executive Director
Dan Pfeiffer - Communications Director
Stephanie Cutter - Chief Spokesperson
Cassandra Butts - General Counsel
Jim Messina - Personnel Director
Patrick Gaspard - Associate Personnel Director
Christine Varney - Personnel Counsel
Melody Barnes - Co-Director of Agency Review
Lisa Brown - Co-Director of Agency Review
Phil Schiliro - Director of Congressional Relations
Michael Strautmanis - Director of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs
Katy Kale - Director of Operations
Brad Kiley - Director of Operations

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