Biden names Obama admin veteran Ron Klain as chief of staff

Joe Biden has named Obama admin veteran Ron Klain as his chief of staff.

Klain has been a senior advisor for the Biden campaign since early 2020.

He was formerly appointed by President Obama to serve as the White House Ebola Response Coordinator in late 2014 and was in this role until early 2015.

In a statement, Biden touted Klain’s experience.

“Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together, including as we rescued the American economy from one of the worst downturns in our history in 2009 and later overcame a daunting public health emergency in 2014,” Biden said.

He added “His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again.”

Klain issued his own statement, saying “I look forward to helping him and the Vice President-elect assemble a talented and diverse team to work in the White House, as we tackle their ambitious agenda for change, and seek to heal the divides in our country.”

Klain was featured in a July video posted by Joe Biden “Explained: COVID-19 Breakdown with Ron Klain” posted on Biden’s YouTube channel.