Biden Announces Jeff Zients as White House Chief of Staff, Replacing Ron Klain

President Joe Biden has officially announced the departure of White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and the appointment of Jeff Zients to take his place.

Klain, who has served as Biden’s Chief of Staff since January 2021, is leaving the White House to focus on his family and other personal commitments.

Zients, a businessman and former Obama administration official, is no stranger to the White House. He was the director of the National Economic Council from 2010 to 2011 and held various posts during his time in the Obama administration.

In addition to his experience in government, Zients is also known for his business acumen. He is the co-founder of the investment firm Revolution Growth and was the CEO of the D.C. based bagel company, Pret a Manger.

The White House has praised Zients for his ability to manage and lead large organizations, as well as his experience in the private sector.

In a statement, Biden said, “Jeff is a proven manager who has served in both the public and private sectors. He has a deep understanding of how government works, and I am confident he will do an outstanding job as our next Chief of Staff.”

Zients will assume the role of Chief of Staff on February 8th.