John Podesta

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John Podesta
Podesta in 2024
Senior Advisor to the President for International Climate Policy
Assumed office
March 6, 2024
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJohn Kerry
Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation
Assumed office
September 2, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyKristina Costa
Preceded byOffice established
Counselor to the President
In office
January 1, 2014 – February 13, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byPete Rouse
Succeeded byKellyanne Conway
20th White House Chief of Staff
In office
October 20, 1998 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
DeputySteve Ricchetti
Maria Echaveste
Preceded byErskine Bowles
Succeeded byAndy Card
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
for Operations
In office
January 20, 1997 – October 20, 1998
PresidentBill Clinton
Chief of StaffErskine Bowles
Preceded byEvelyn Lieberman
Succeeded bySteve Ricchetti
White House Staff Secretary
In office
January 20, 1993 – June 30, 1995
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byPhillip Brady
Succeeded byTodd Stern
Personal details
John David Podesta Jr.

(1949-01-08) January 8, 1949 (age 75)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Mary Podesta (m. 1978)
RelativesTony Podesta (brother)
EducationKnox College (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

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.

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.

Podesta was chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.[1][2][3][4]

On September 2, 2022, President Joe Biden appointed Podesta as senior advisor to the president for clean energy innovation and implementation.[5][6][7]

On January 31, 2024, it was announced that Podesta will replace John Kerry as top U.S. climate diplomat.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "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.
  2. Talev, Margaret (December 10, 2013). "Obama to Name Former Clinton Official Podesta as Special Adviser". BusinessWeek. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  3. "Obama, McCain Transition Efforts Are Worlds Apart". Huffington Post. October 8, 2008. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  4. "Washington Post". Who Runs Gov. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  5. "President Biden announces senior clean energy and climate team". September 2, 2022. Archived from the original on September 2, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  6. Grandoni, Dino; Pager, Tyler (September 2, 2022). "Biden reshuffles top White House climate team". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  7. Colman, Zack; Thompson, Alex (September 2, 2022). "Climate chief Gina McCarthy leaving White House as John Podesta returns". Politico. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  8. Joselow, Maxine (2024-01-31). "John Podesta to succeed John Kerry as top U.S. climate diplomat". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2024-01-31.