John David Podesta Jr. (born January 8, 1949) is an American political consultant. He was White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from October 20, 1998, until January 20, 2001, and as Counselor to President Barack Obama from January 1, 2014, until February 13, 2015.
|Counselor to the President|
January 1, 2014 – February 13, 2015
|Preceded by||Pete Rouse|
|Succeeded by||Kellyanne Conway (2017)|
Steve Bannon (2017)
(Senior Counselor & White House Chief Strategist)
Dina Powell (2017)
(Senior Counselor to the President for Economic Initiatives)
|20th White House Chief of Staff|
October 20, 1998 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Erskine Bowles|
|Succeeded by||Andy Card|
|White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations|
January 20, 1997 – October 20, 1998
|Preceded by||Evelyn Lieberman|
|Succeeded by||Steve Ricchetti|
|White House Staff Secretary|
January 20, 1993 – June 30, 1995
|Preceded by||Phillip Brady|
|Succeeded by||Todd Stern|
John David Podesta Jr.
January 8, 1949
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Mary Podesta (m. 1978)
|Education||Knox College (BA)|
Georgetown University (JD)
He is the former president, and now Chair and Counselor, of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank in Washington, D.C. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
- "John Podesta to leave White House post in February". Politico. January 13, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2015.; additionally, he was a co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project.
- Talev, Margaret (December 10, 2013). "Obama to Name Former Clinton Official Podesta as Special Adviser". BusinessWeek. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
- "Obama, McCain Transition Efforts Are Worlds Apart". Huffington Post. October 8, 2008. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
- "Washington Post". Who Runs Gov. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.