President-elect Joe Biden, headed by campaign communications chief Kate Bedingfield, will have an All-Women communication staff at his White House.
As Biden’s marketing officer, Bedingfield will be Biden’s White House, and his media secretary Jen Psaki, long-standing Democratic spokeswoman.
Biden, whose office said on Monday he was going to get his first Presidential Intelligence briefing, plans to appoint a woman as the head of the management and budget bureau.
In conjunction with an individual familiar with this transition, Neera Tanden, president and Chief Executive of the Centre for America Change, a centrist think-tank, has the duty of supervising Biden’s policies.
The three of them are Obama’s veterans. For Biden, though he is the Vice President, Bedingfield served as publicity officer, Psaki as communications director and state department spokesman, and Tanden as the Senior Health and Human Services Administrator, Kathleen Sebelius. Bedingfield served as the Communications Director.
“Direct and genuine communication with the American people is one of the President’s most important tasks and this team will have a tremendous responsibility to connect the American people to the White House,” Biden said in a statement.
“These skilled, experienced communicators provide a variety of perspectives and a shared commitment to better build this country,” he said.
The Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff, Karine Jean Pierre, will serve as the President-Principal elect’s Deputy Press Secretary. She is yet another alumnus of Obama’s presidency, working as the White House District Political Officer.
His deputy communications officer, White House, is Pili Tobar, who was Communications Chief of coalitions during the Biden campaign.
In a brief comment on Biden’s plans the next day on Sunday, his office announced that Biden would meet consultants after the briefing.