US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named her Chief of Staff, Domestic Policy Adviser, and National Security Adviser – an all-women team which she said has the experience to hit the ground from day one.
Leading my office as Chief of Staff will be Tina Flournoy, whose deep experiences, public policy expertise, and accomplished career in public service make her uniquely qualified for this important position, Kamala Harris said on Thursday.
She said, “Tina brings a strong commitment to serving the American people and her leadership will be critical as we work to overcome the unprecedented challenges facing our nation.”
Serving as my National Security Adviser will be Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, whose distinguished Foreign Service career and leadership abroad will be invaluable as we keep the American people safe and advance the American people safe and advance our country’s interests around the world, Ms. Harris announced.
She also added that the domestic policy adviser will be Rohini Kosoglu.
She is not only an expert on some of the most important issues facing; the American people but also one of my closest and most trusted aides; from the Senate and presidential campaign said the Vice President-elect.
Together with the rest of my team, today’s appointees will work to get this virus (COVID-19) under control, open our economy responsibly; and make sure it lifts up all Americans, and restore and advances our country’s leadership; around the world, Kamala Harris said.
Tina Flournoy currently serves as the Chief of Staff to former President Bill Clinton. Prior to joining Clinton’s team, Ms. Flournoy was; Assistant to the President for Public Policy at the American Federation of Teachers, an international union; representing over 1.6 million members, where she directed; the work of the legislative, political, field and mobilisation, and human rights, and community outreach departments.
Ms. Flournoy has held a number of positions in the Democratic Party over the past three decades, including serving as the head of Governor Howard Dean’s Democratic National Committee transition team; travelling chief of staff to 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, Senator Joseph Lieberman; Finance Director for the Gore 2000 Presidential Campaign; Deputy to the Campaign Manager in the 1992 Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Office; and, in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel during the Clinton-Gore administration.
Rohini Kosoglu currently serves as Senior Adviser to Harris on the Biden-Harris Transition Team and previously served as Senior Adviser on the Biden-Harris Campaign.
Before that, she was a Spring 2020 resident fellow; at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Nancy McElowney served for over 30 years in the US Foreign Service, including as US Ambassador to Bulgaria; and as Charge d’Affairs and Deputy Chief of Mission in Turkey and Azerbaijan.