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Denis McDonough
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White House Chief of Staff
Base salary$172,200 (2013)
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 25, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Deputy National Security Advisor
Director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council
Member of Barack Obama's transition team
Bachelor'sSt. John's University
Master'sGeorgetown University
Date of birthDecember 2, 1969
Place of birthStillwater, Minnesota
Office website
Denis Richard McDonough (b. December 2, 1969, in Stillwater, Minnesota) is the current White House Chief of Staff. He was appointed on January 25, 2013, by President Barack Obama. He is President Obama's 4th Chief of Staff.[1]

He previously served as Deputy National Security Advisor and Chief of the White House National Security Staff for President Obama.[2]


McDonough was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, and graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He earned his master's degree from Georgetown University before beginning his career in politics.[3]


Below is an abbreviated outline of McDonough's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1992: Graduated from St. John's University
  • 1996: Earned master's degree from Georgetown University
  • 1996-1999: Staffer for the House International Relations Committee
  • 1999-2004: Foreign Policy Advisor for Sen. Tom Daschle
  • 2004-2006: Senior Fellow for the Center for American Progress
  • 2006-2008: Foreign Policy Advisor for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
  • 2008-2009: Member of Barack Obama's transition team
  • 2009-2010: Director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council
  • 2009-2010: Acting Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
  • 2010-2013: Deputy National Security Advisor
  • 2013-Present: White House Chief of Staff


McDonough is married with three children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Lew
White House Chief of Staff
Succeeded by