Obama-Biden Transition Project


John Podesta
    Former White House Chief of Staff
Valerie Jarrett
    President and Chief Executive Officer, The Habitat Company
Peter Rouse
    Chief of Staff, Senator Barack Obama

Advisory Board Members

Carol Browner
    Principal, The Albright Group
    Former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
William Daley
    Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co.    
    Former Secretary of Commerce
Christopher Edley, Jr.
    Dean, Boalt Hall School of Law
    Former Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget
Michael Froman
    Managing Director, Citigroup
    Former Chief of Staff, Department of the Treasury
Julius Genachowski
    Co-founder, LaunchBox Digital; Special Advisor, General Atlantic
    Former Federal Communications Commission Official
Donald Gips
    Group Vice President, Level 3 Communications
    Former Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Gore
Mark Gitenstein    
    Partner, Mayer Brown
    Former Chief Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
Edward Kaufman
    President, Public Strategies
    Former Chief of Staff, Senator Joseph Biden
Janet Napolitano
    Governor, State of Arizona
Federico Peña
    Managing Director, Vestar Capital Partners
    Former Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy
Susan Rice
    Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Obama for America
    Former Assistant Secretary of State
Sonal Shah
    Head of Global Development Initiatives, Google.org
    Former Treasury Department and National Security Council Official

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

Agency Review Teams



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