Pres. Obama Hires New Chief of Staff
This marks the third Chief of Staff for the President in Three Years
President Obama has hired his third chief of staff in three years, appointing New Yorker Jacob Lew as his new right hand man, the President announced Monday.
Lew replaces William Daley who recently resigned but will take on a co-chairman post in the President’s reelection campaign.
Lew, known as "Jack" to those around him, comes into the job after serving as the director of the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, a position he held from 1998 to 2001 and then from November 2010 to the present. Lew has also worked as the chief operating officer of New York University and held the same position at Citi Global Wealth Management.
The President first hired current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff when he took office in 2009; followed by Daley, who is the brother of Chicago’s recently retired mayor Richard M. Daley; and now Lew.
A recently published tell-all-book about the Obamas alleges a testy relationship between the president’s advisors ad his wife Michelle Obama. The book implies these tensions are why first chief of staff Emanuel eventually left his position at the white House.