President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris fill more White House Senior Positions

Over the last two days, the Biden/Harris transition team has filled several vacancies on the White House staff.

Among these selections are:

  • Anne Filipic as the Director of Management & Administration
  • Joelle Gamble as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
  • Elizabeth Wilkins as the  Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff.
  • David Kamin as the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.
  • Ryan Montoya as Director of Scheduling & Advance.
  • Gautam Raghavan, Deputy Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel.
  • Bharat Ramamurti as the Deputy Director for the National Economic Council for Financial Reform and Consumer Protection
  • Vinay Reddy as Director of Speechwriting.
  • Bruce Reed as Deputy White House Chief of Staff.

Commenting on the additions to the National Economic Council, President-Elect Biden wrote:

“Working families are struggling through the deepest, most inequitable economic, and jobs crisis in modern history. This is no time to build back the way things were before — this is the moment to build a new American economy that works for all. Today’s appointees have broad viewpoints on how to build a stronger and more inclusive middle class. With their robust experience and qualifications, they will provide the needed voices to guide my administration in overcoming our nation’s unprecedented economic challenges.”

Vice President-Elect Harris stated:

“In the face of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, this team is ready to hit the ground running on day one to rebuild an economy that works for working people and all those looking to work. These seasoned public servants have the knowledge and experience to act quickly and decisively to address this economic crisis, responsibly open our economy, and put people back to work. And I look forward to working with them to create jobs and opportunity for all Americans.”

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain relayed:

“President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris share a bold agenda to build our nation back better than before for working families. These individuals join an impressive group of White House staff and advisors focused on making sure every American has a fair shot to pursue and achieve the American dream.”

The President-Elect also commented on the new additions to the White House staff, writing:

“These experienced individuals are joining my administration to carry out policies that will put our nation on a path to building back better than ever before. They are respected leaders whose values and priorities align with my own and who will dutifully execute their roles to serve the American people. Their dedication to overcoming the challenges facing our country are rooted in their diverse backgrounds and experiences, helping deliver the change America needs in these difficult times.”

Vice President-Elect Harris stated:

“Our country is grappling with a pandemic, an economic crisis, a long-overdue reckoning on racial injustice, and a climate crisis. To meet these challenges, we need a team that reflects the very best of our nation. These public servants have the knowledge and experience to help us deliver on our commitment to build our country back better. And I look forward to working with them to usher in a brighter future for all Americans.”

Mr. Klain relayed:

“We are building a White House staff to reflect the diversity of America in every sense. These individuals have a breadth of experience, and will bring a commitment to serving the American people each and every day. They will advance the bold agenda of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, creating a more just, equitable, and united nation.”

Please click here and here to access the biographies on these and other new White House Personnel.

With these latest selections, the makeup of the Biden/Harris Administration is:

White Women: 22

Black Women: 15

Latino Women: 6

Asian Women: 6

Native American Women: 1

White Men: 16

Black Men: 4

Latino Men: 6

Asian Men: 6

Native American Men: 0

It has been reported that President-Elect Biden will nominate Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona as his choice for Secretary of Education.

More information will follow.