Jeffrey Zients (Full name: Jeffrey Dunston Zients) is an American government official and business executive. He was the director of the National Economic Council from February 2014 to January 2017. Zients also served as an acting director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2010 and 2013. Before entering government, he was an executive at firms including The Advisory Board Company and CEB.
Vivek Murthy (Full name: Vivek Hallegere Murthy) is an American physician and former vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He served as the 19th surgeon general of the United States from 2014 to 2017. Murthy is the founder of the nonprofit Doctors for America in 2008. Additionally, he was the first surgeon general of Indian descent and was the youngest active duty flag officer in federal uniformed service while serving in office.
Ted Kaufman (Full Name: Edward Emmett Kaufman) is an American entrepreneur, who served on the Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Judiciary, and Homeland Security Committees. As of now, Kaufman works as a member of the board of trustees of the Institute of International Education. Kaufman is also co-chair of the Delaware STEM Council.
Anita Dunn (Full name: Anita Babbitt Dunn) is an American political strategist. She serves as a Senior Advisor to U.S. President Joe Biden. Previously, Dunn served as acting White House Communications Director from April to November 2009. Additionally, she worked as managing director at SKDK, a strategic communications firm in Washington, D.C. Dunn was also an advisor to the Biden presidential transition.
Saima Mohsin is a Pakistan-American who has been a federal prosecutor for decades and serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2002. President Joe Biden’s administration appointed Mohsin as the acting US attorney for Michigan’s Eastern District. On February 2, she will resume office after the current U.S. attorney for the district, Matthew Schneider, steps down on February 1. Serving for three years, Schneider announced his resignation and said Mohsin will replace him. According to federal officials and Muslim advocates, Mohsin would be the first Muslim to be a U.S. attorney in Michigan and the country
Merrick Garland (Full name: Merrick Brian Garland) is an American lawyer, jurist, and attorney general of the United States. He served as a United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Garland has served on that court since 1997. On January 7, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Garland for the position of United States attorney general. Garland now serves as the Attorney General of the United States.
David Kessler (Full name: David Aaron Kessler) is an American pediatrician, attorney, author, and administrator. He is currently the co-chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board and the head of Operation Warp Speed. This is the program to accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines and other treatments. Kessler served as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from November 8, 1990, to February 28, 1997.
Lloyd Austin (Full name: Lloyd James Austin III) is an American retired four-star Army general. Furthermore, he has served as the 12th commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Austin was the first black commander of CENTCOM. On December 8, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced the nomination of Austin as Secretary of Defense.
Neera Tanden is an Indian-American political consultant and former government official. Currently, she serves as the president of the Center for American Progress, where she has served in different capacities since 2003. Furthermore, Tanden has worked on several Democratic presidential campaigns, such as those of Michael Dukakis in 1988, Bill Clinton in 1992, and Barack Obama in 2008. On November 30, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced that his nominee for the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, subject to Senate approval would be Tanden.
Lisa Monaco (Full name: Lisa Oudens Monaco) is an American attorney. Furthermore, she served as the Homeland Security Adviser to President Barack Obama, the chief counterterrorism advisor to the president. In this capacity, Monaco was a statutory member of the United States Homeland Security Council. Previously, she served as the Assistant Attorney General for National Security from 2011 to 2013. Moreover, Monaco was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Justice Department. Additionally, in 2017, she became a senior national security analyst for CNN.