Jeff Zients

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Jeffrey Dunston Zients (born November 12, 1966) is an American businessman and politician who is the 31st White House Chief of Staff since 2023. From February 2014 to January 2017, he was the director of the National Economic Council. Zients was also acting director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2010 and 2013.

Jeff Zients
Zients in 2023
Official portrait, 2023
31st White House Chief of Staff
Assumed office
8 February 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyJen O'Malley Dillon
Bruce Reed
Preceded byRon Klain
Counselor to the President
In office
January 20, 2021 – April 5, 2022
Serving with Steve Ricchetti
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byHope Hicks
Derek Lyons
Succeeded bySteve Ricchetti
10th Director of the National Economic Council
In office
March 5, 2014 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byGene Sperling
Succeeded byGary Cohn
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Management
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 16, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byClay Johnson III
Succeeded byBeth Cobert
Minor offices held 2009–⁠2013, 2021–⁠2022
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
In office
January 20, 2021 – April 5, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byDeborah Birx
Succeeded byAshish Jha
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Acting
In office
January 27, 2012 – April 24, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyHeather Higginbottom
Preceded byJack Lew
Succeeded bySylvia Mathews Burwell
In office
July 30, 2010 – November 18, 2010
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyJeffrey Liebman
Preceded byPeter R. Orszag
Succeeded byJack Lew
1st Chief Performance Officer of the United States
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 16, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byBeth Cobert
Personal details
Born
Jeffrey Dunston Zients

(1966-11-12) November 12, 1966 (age 57)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Menell
EducationDuke University (BA)

Zients was a member of Facebook's board of directors from 2018 to 2020.

In December 2020, Joe Biden named Zients as coordinator of the COVID-19 response and counselor to the president in his administration.[1]

In January 2023, it was announced that Zients would replace Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff in February.[2][3][4]

References

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  1. "President-elect Joe Biden Announces Key Members of Health Team". Biden transition. 2020-12-07. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  2. Tyler Pager; Yasmeen Abutaleb (January 22, 2023). "Jeff Zients to be Biden's next chief of staff". Washington Post. Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  3. Phil Mattingly; Kaitlan Collins (January 22, 2023). "Jeff Zients to replace Ron Klain as White House chief of staff". CNN. Retrieved January 22, 2023.
  4. Anders Hagstrom; Brooke Singman; Greg Wehner (January 22, 2023). "Biden to tap former COVID czar Jeff Zients as new chief of staff". Fox News. Retrieved January 22, 2023.