Biden announces the names of his team in the new Administration of the White House
President-elect Joe Biden has announced nine names from his potential team in his new u.S. administration, a week after he was selected as white house chief of staff.
“The United States faces major challenges, and the nine have diverse views, and they have a common commitment to address these challenges, to get the country stronger and more united,” Biden said in a statement, noting that he plans to appoint his campaign manager, Jane O’Malley Dillon, as deputy chief of staff.
O’Malley will serve as 44-year-old Dillon under Ron Klein, whom Biden announced last week as the white house chief of staff.
O’Malley Dillon has extensive experience in presidential campaigns and has participated in seven of them, and was former President Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager in the 2012 election.
Biden chose his campaign aide Cedric Richmond, a Representative from Louisiana, as his senior adviser. The 47-year-old African-American Democrat will step down from his new post from January 20, when Biden is inaugurated as President of the United States.
Biden also chose veteran Democrat Mike Donilon, who engineered his campaign strategy.
Biden chose Steve Ritchie to serve as his senior adviser, having served as chief strategist for his 2020 campaign. Anthony Bernal, who was deputy campaign manager, will serve as senior adviser to incoming first lady Jill Biden.
Biden’s selection of his administration’s staff comes as outgoing President Donald Trump remains on his back line of defeat in the November 3 election, and his administration continues to refrain from formally cooperating with Biden’s team charged with organizing the transition.
Julie Rodriguez, who served as political director of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign and later joined Biden’s campaign as deputy campaign manager, will run the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Dana Remus, general counsel for biden’s campaign, will move on to serve as White House adviser.
Annie Tomasini will oversee the Oval Office operations, having been with Biden for more than a decade in various roles.