Its campaign manager, Jen O’Malley, has been appointed deputy chief of staff and will join Ron Klain, previously announced as chief of staff, in two of the most central positions in the Oval Office.
Steve Ricchetti, campaign chair and lobbyist, will also join the administration, as an advisor to the president. Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond, the campaign co-chair, has been named a senior advisor who will also lead the Office of Public Engagement.
Campaign strategist Mike Donilon has been awarded the title of senior advisor while Dana Remus, general counsel for the Biden campaign, will act as counsel to the president.
Annie Tomasini, Mr Biden’s traveling chief of staff during the campaign, will become director of operations for the Oval Office. Julie Rodriguez, deputy campaign director, will take over as director of the White House’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
New White House chief of staff Ron Klain reflected the urgent agenda of Mr Biden and Kamala Harris.
“The team that we have already started to put together will allow us to meet the challenges facing our country from day one,” Klain said in a statement.
The first round of senior executive appointments reflects a mix of longtime loyalist and Democratic operatives, as well as the party’s lack of a high-level progressive far-left faction.
Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon, a former ambassador to Uruguay during the Obama administration, has been appointed chief of staff to Jill Biden, with her longtime assistant Anthony Bernal to become her senior adviser.
“I am proud to announce additional members of my senior team who will help us rebuild better than before,” Biden said in a statement. “America faces great challenges, and they bring diverse perspectives and a common commitment to address those challenges emerging on the other side of a stronger, more united nation. “