Flournoy will play senior roles in Harris’ office along with at least two other women of color. Biden will serve as a senior advisor and chief spokesman for the campaign, Simone Sanders, vice-president-elect. Biden will serve as Director of Communications for Ashley Etienne Harris, another senior consultant on the campaign.
A graduate of Georgetown Law, prior to his current role with Clinton, according to his Georgetown University biography, the union, representing 1.7 million members, served as an assistant to the president for public policy in the American Federation of Teachers. In that role, she led group work in areas including her political, mobilization, and human rights and community outreach departments.
He has served in several roles in the Democratic Party, including in 2005 as senior adviser to then-Democratic National Convention President Howard Dean. He was the chief of staff of the 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, director of finance for the then vice president. According to his biography of Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and deputy campaign manager in the 1992 Clinton and Gore Presidential Transition offices and his Georgetown University in the White House office of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President-elect Joe Biden has moved quickly to name a diverse group for the White House and cabinet positions. He and Harris on Sunday announced a senior White House communications team, including Obama White House former communications director Jane Saki as press secretary. The incoming administration hopes to form a more diverse group to lead Biden’s economic team this week.