Indo-American Political Adviser Gautam Raghavan Promoted to Head of White House Presidential Staff Office – WORLD – AMERICA
WASHINTON: U.S. President Joe Biden has elevated Indo-American political adviser Gautam Raghavan to head the White House’s Office of Presidential Personnel.
The White House Office of Presidential Personnel (PPO), also written as the Office of Presidential Personnel, is the White House office responsible for monitoring new appointees. The PPO is one of the offices most responsible for assessing candidates to work at or for the White House.
President Biden elevated Raghavan, who was currently deputy director of the OPP, to a key White House post on Friday after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced his intention to appoint Cathy Russell as the next executive director of UNICEF. Russell is currently the head of WH PPO.
Under Cathy’s leadership, the OPP has broken records for speed and diversity of hiring, working tirelessly to ensure that our federal government reflects America and respects the American people, Biden said.
“I am also delighted that Gautam Raghavan, who has worked in tandem with Cathy since day one, becomes the new Director of PPO – a smooth transition that will allow us to continue to build an efficient, effective, reliable and diverse federal workforce,” “He said in a statement.
A first generation immigrant, Raghavan was born in India, raised in Seattle, and graduated from Stanford University. He is the editor of the book “West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House”.
Raghavan, in his forties, is openly gay. He lives with his husband and their daughter in Washington, DC
Raghavan has served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel since January 20, 2020. Previously, he was the first employee hired by the Biden-Harris Transition Team where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff. presidential appointments. .
“Raghavan served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Progressive Congressional Caucus, and has advised organizations focused on promoting civil rights and social justice, as an advisor to the Biden Foundation and as an advisor to the Biden Foundation. as vice president of policy for the Gill. Foundation, ”said the White House.
“During the Obama-Biden administration, Raghavan served in the White House Office of Public Engagement as a liaison with the LGBTQ community as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. , as the acting White House liaison for the US Department of Defense and as the Outreach Head of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Pentagon task force, ”he said.