Harris taps women of color for key senior staff positions

Greg Nash

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday announced new members of her White House staff, putting women of color in key roles in the new administration.

Harris tapped Tina Flournoy, a Black woman, to be her chief of staff.

Flournoy currently serves as chief of staff to former President Clinton. She has decades of experience in Democratic politics, having worked in Clinton’s White House and on his campaign, as well as serving as a public policy adviser to the American Federation of Teachers, among many other roles.

Harris hired Rohini Kosoglu to be her domestic policy adviser. Kosoglu was Harris’s chief of staff in the Senate, and has also worked for Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).

Flournoy and Kosoglu join other women of color in the new administration, including Symone Sanders and Ashley Etienne, who are on Harris’s communications team.

Rounding out Harris’s new team is Nancy McEldowney, who will serve as her national security adviser.

McEldowey has decades of experience at the State Department and on the National Security Council under Clinton.

Tags Bill Clinton Black women Debbie Stabenow Michael Bennet Rohini Kosoglu Symone Sanders Tina Flournoy White House staff

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