Biden Adds Obama Administration Veteran to Senior White House Staff

Washington D.C : President-elect Joe Biden is beefing up his White House staff with experienced officials, naming four senior members who are veterans of either the Obama administration or the former president’s campaign.

An Indian American, Mala Adiga, will be the policy director for Jill Biden, who will be the first lady of United States of America. Adiga was a senior advisor of to Jill Biden and senior policy aide on the Biden-Harris Campaign.

Campaign Vice Chair Cathy Russell, who serves on the Biden transition advisor board, will be the director of the White House office of Presidential Personnel. She worked in former president Barack Obama’s White House for 8 years.

Louisa Terrell currently leads legislative affairs for the Biden-Harris transition team and will continue in that role in the White House as director of the Office of the Legislative Affairs. In the Obama administration she served as special assistant to the President for legislative affairs and previously served as Biden’s chief of staff when he was in the U.S Senate.

Carlos Elizondo will become White House Social Secretary. He was special assistant to the President and social secretary to Joe and Jill Biden for all eight years of Obama administration , and was the first Hispanic person to serve in the role.

In a statement, Biden said he was ‘proud’ of the staffing additions and the perspectives they bring to the role.

“Their dedication to overcoming the challenges facing our country today are rooted in their diverse background and experiences” Biden told “They will serve the American people and help build back better, creating a more just, equitable and united nation”

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