Alyssa Mastromonaco

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Alyssa Mastromonaco
Alyssa Mastromonaco.jpg
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 27, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJim Messina
Personal details
Born(1976-02-22) February 22, 1976 (age 37)
Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Vermont
University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
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Alyssa Mastromonaco
Alyssa Mastromonaco.jpg
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 27, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJim Messina
Personal details
Born(1976-02-22) February 22, 1976 (age 37)
Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Vermont
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Alyssa Mastromonaco (born February 22, 1976)[1] is Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the administration of President Barack Obama.[2]

Biography[edit]

Education[edit]

Mastromonaco grew up in Rhinebeck, New York[3] and originally attended the University of Vermont, majoring in French. However, after a stint interning for then-Rep. Bernie Sanders as he campaigned for his fourth term in the House of Representatives, she transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in political science, graduating with a BA in 1998.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Mastromonaco worked as the Director of Scheduling for Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004, and before that was Press Secretary for Congressman Rick Boucher of Virginia. She has worked for President Obama since February 2005, when she first joined Obama's United States Senate office as Director of Scheduling. After that, Mastromonaco was named the Political Director for Obama's Political Action Committee, Hopefund, during the 2006 midterm elections. Mastromonaco served as Director of Scheduling and Advance for Barack Obama's presidential campaign beginning at his announcement in February 2007.

On November 25, 2008, Mastromonaco was appointed Director of Scheduling and Advance in the administration of President Barack Obama.[5] In 2011, she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.[2]

In November 2011, Mastromonaco was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most powerful, least famous people.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obama's People". The New York Times Magazine. Archived from the original on 19 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b Tapper, Jake (2011-01-27). "Jay Carney Picked as New White House Press Secretary". ABC News. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b Murray, Shailagh (2008-12-22). "The Busy Life of Obama Scheduler Alyssa Mastromonaco". The Washington Post (Washington DC: WPC). ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20090925072530/http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Alyssa_Mastromonaco
  5. ^ change.gov (25 November 2008). "Alyssa Mastromonaco named White House Director of Scheduling and Advance" (Official website). Newsroom: Press releases. Office of the President-elect. Archived from the original on 26 November 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008. 
  6. ^ The Editors (2011-11-03). "Washington's Most Powerful, Least Famous People". The New Republic. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Messina
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
2011–present
Served alongside: Nancy-Ann DeParle, Mark Childress, Rob Nabors
Incumbent