Hon. Denis McDonough
Denis McDonough served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama from February 1, 2013 to January 20, 2017. In this role, he managed a four-thousand-member White House staff, as well as Cabinet Secretaries and agency leaders. He provided strategic advice to the President on the most significant domestic policy, national security and management issues facing the federal government; enforced plans and accountability for performance goals; and planned and coordinated efforts to recruit and retain key talent in the federal government. Prior to the White House, McDonough served in senior leadership and policy-making positions in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. McDonough is currently a Senior Principal at the Markle Foundation and chairs its Rework America Task Force, a national initiative to transform the labor market so that all Americans can thrive in the digital economy. He also serves as an executive fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. McDonough is a graduate of St. John’s University (MN) and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Biography current as of September 25, 2018