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A running list of President-elect Joe Biden’s administration picks

President-elect Joe Biden spoke at an event to introduce his nominations and appointments to foreign policy and national security positions at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del. on Nov. 24.ANNA MONEYMAKER/NYT

President-elect Joe Biden has announced multiple Cabinet nominations with more still to come.

Nominations to Cabinet posts will need to be confirmed by the Senate.

Here are the people we know of so far who would form Biden’s administration, if confirmed.

Biden also has announced nominations for other administration positions.

White House Domestic Policy Council

Susan Rice

Rice is a longtime foreign policy expert who served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and UN ambassador. As director of the council, she is expected to play an active role in the Biden administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, health care, immigration, and racial inequality.

Office of Management and Budget

Neera Tanden


Tanden is the president and chief executive of the left-leaning Center for American Progress. Her parents emigrated from India, and if confirmed as OMB director, Tanden would be the first woman of color to oversee the agency. She was a close ally of Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate.

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

John Kerry

The former Massachusetts senator, secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate will serve as a National Security Council official focused on climate change.

National Security Adviser

Jake Sullivan

Sullivan is currently a senior policy adviser to Biden. He previously served as an adviser to Biden during the Obama administration and was deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Rochelle Walensky

Walensky currently serves as Massachusetts General Hospital’s infectious diseases chief and is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Surgeon General

Dr. Vivek Murthy

Murthy served as surgeon general during the Obama administration. He is currently co-chair of Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board.

Chief Medical Adviser on COVID-19 to the president

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and has advised the last six presidents on public health and medical issues.


Here is a list of senior White House roles, which includes advisers and strategists who help to shape the president’s agenda.


Senior Adviser to the president

Mike Donilon

Donilon, a veteran political strategist, has advised Biden in various roles since 1981 — a stretch of nearly four decades. He advised Biden while the then-vice president served in the Obama White House.

Deputy Chief of Staff

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Dillon worked as Biden’s campaign manager this past year, and is the second woman ever to run a winning presidential campaign. She is a veteran political operative. Dillon helped to run both Barack Obama presidential campaigns, and managed former congressman Beto O’Rourke’s unsuccessful presidential bid before taking over Biden’s.

Counsel to the president

Dana Remus

Remus most recently served as the Biden campaign’s general counsel. Prior, she worked as general counsel of the Obama Foundation and the Obamas’ personal offices. Under Obama, Remus was the deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel for ethics.

Counselor to the president

Steve Ricchetti

Ricchetti served as the Biden campaign’s chairman, and also worked as Biden’s chief of staff when he was vice president. He was previously a liaison to the Senate under Bill Clinton. He is a longtime Biden confidant, and one of the president-elect’s most trusted strategists.

Senior Adviser to the president

Representative Cedric L. Richmond

The Louisiana Democrat is a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and is one of Biden’s most prominent Black allies. He was an early high-profile supporter of Biden and served as his campaign cochair.

Senior Adviser on Climate Change

Gina McCarthy

Biden is expected to announce McCarthy, who grew up in Canton, Mass., as his senior adviser on climate change. McCarthy was formerly the head of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama administration.


Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs

Louisa Terrell

Terell currently oversees legislative affairs for the transition team. She was special assistant to the president for legislative affairs during the Obama administration. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for several years, including as deputy chief of staff for Biden when he was a senator, and as chief of staff for Senator Cory Booker.

Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Julie Rodriguez

Rodriguez was national political director and traveling chief of staff for Harris’ presidential campaign. She was deputy campaign manager

COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith

Nunez-Smith is an associate professor of medicine, public health, and management and associated dean for Health Equity Research at the Yale School of Medicine.

Coordinator of the COVID-19 response

Jeff Zients

Zients will also serve as a counselor to Biden and is currently co-chair of Biden’s transition team. He previously served as director of the National Economic Council and acting director and deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget under the Obama administration.

Deputy Coordinator of the COVID-19 response

Natalie Quillian

Quillian served in a number of national security roles during the Obama administration. She was Biden’s deputy campaign manager during the presidential race.

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Wally Adeyemo

Adeyemo is currently the president of the Obama Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Barack and Michelle Obama. During the Obama administration, he served as deputy director of the National Economic Council and deputy national security adviser.

Members of the Council of Economic Advisers

Jared Bernstein

Bernstein was chief economist to Biden during the Obama administration. He previously served as executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class and as an economic advisor to Obama. He served as the deputy chief economist at the Department of Labor under President Bill Clinton.


Heather Boushey

Boushey is currently president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a non-profit organization she founded in 2013. She has been a longtime economic counselor to Biden, according to the transition team.

Director of the National Economic Council

Brian Deese

Deese is a former senior adviser to Obama, and has served as deputy director of the National Economic Council and as deputy director and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration.

Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Julie Rodriguez

Rodriguez served as a deputy campaign manager on Biden’s presidential campaign. She is the granddaughter of the late farmworker union leader César Chávez. Prior to joining the Biden campaign, she was the co-national political director for Harris’s 2020 presidential team. Rodriguez also served as special assistant to the president during the Obama administration, in addition to a number of other roles in the White House and Interior Department.

Director of Oval Office operations

Annie Tomasini

Tomasini served as Biden’s traveling chief of staff. She previously worked as deputy press secretary for Biden when he was vice president, and as press secretary for Biden when he was a senator.

Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

Cecilia Rouse

Rouse is the head of Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and is a labor economist. She previously served on the CEA from 2009 to 2011, and also served on the National Economic Council from 1998 to 1999 in the Clinton administration. Rouse, who is Black, would be the first woman of color to chair the CEA.


Press Secretary

Jennifer Psaki

Psaki is a veteran Democratic spokeswoman. She previously worked for a short period as White House communications director under President Barack Obama. Psaki has also served as a spokeswoman for then-Secretary of State John Kerry. She has been working on Biden’s transition team.

Communications Director

Kate Bedingfield

Bedingfield is a longtime Biden aide, and was appointed as his communications director in 2015. She served as deputy campaign manager and was a frequent spokeswoman for Biden’s presidential campaign. She held multiple roles in the Obama White House, including deputy director of media affairs and the director of response.

Principal Deputy Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre

Jean-Pierre was a senior adviser on the Biden campaign. Prior, she was the chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org and a political analyst on NBC and MSNBC.

Deputy White House Communications Director

Pili Tobar

Tobar served as the communications director for coalitions on the Biden campaign. Before that, she was the deputy director for America’s Voice, where she advocated on behalf of immigrants. Tobar has held a number of other communications roles, including her work as the Hispanic media director for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer.

Chief of Staff to the vice president

Hartina Flournoy

Flournoy is currently the chief of staff to former President Clinton. Before that, she was assistant to the president for public policy at the American Federation of Teachers.

National Senior Adviser to the vice president

Nancy McEldowney

McEldowney has served for more than 30 years in the Foreign Service, including as ambassador to Bulgaria.

Senior Adviser and Chief Spokeswoman for the vice president

Symone Sanders

Sanders served as national press secretary for Senator Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential run. She was a political analyst and commentator before joining the Biden campaign. She would be the first Black person to hold the job.

Communications Director for the vice president

Ashley Etienne

Etienne has worked as a senior adviser on the Biden campaign. Prior to that, she worked as communications director and senior adviser to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She was the first woman of color to hold the position. Under Obama, Etienne served as special assistant to the president and director of communications for the Cabinet.

Chief of Staff for Jill Biden

Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon

Before joining the Biden administration, Reynoso was a partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn. She is a former ambassador to Uruguay, and served in the State Department in the Obama White House.

Communications Director for Jill Biden

Elizabeth E. Alexander

Alexander served as a senior adviser on the Biden campaign. She previously worked in the Obama administration as press secretary to then-vice president Biden. Alexander also worked as Biden’s communications director when he was a senator. She also has served as a federal prosecutor.

Material from Globe wire services was used in this report.

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