Top Transition Team Announced


Thanks to Marc Ambinder, here’s a list of who’s leading the transition team:

“The work of this entity will be overseen by three co-chairs:  John Podesta, Valerie Jarrett, and Pete Rouse.

“The co-chairs will be assisted by an advisory board comprised of individuals with significant private and public sector experience:  Carol Browner, William Daley, Christopher Edley, Michael Froman, Julius Genachowski, Donald Gips, Governor Janet Napolitano, Federico Peña, Susan Rice, Sonal Shah, Mark Gitenstein, and Ted Kaufman.  Gitenstein and Kaufman will serve as co-chairs of Vice President-elect Biden’s transition team. 

“Supervising the day-to-day activities of the transition will be:

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


3 Responses to “Top Transition Team Announced”

  1. Joan Parrott-Fonseca Says:

    Served on Clinton -Gore transition in 92.Appointed to GSA and was later teachingappointed by the late Ron A Brown to serve at the Commerce. I am currently teaching PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION at CUNY.Please contact me in the event that there is a need for additional support. Thanks

    718 704-4638 cell

  2. John Kamensky Says:

    Hi Joan — The Obama transition team has created a website where you can submit your resume for consideration. I’m sure they’ll appreciate your offer. You can post your resume and interests at:

  3. stanley b. scheinman Says:


    I have been searching for the mechanism to make known my availability. does not permit the transmittal of a resume.

    Would you kindly advise

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