Daniel Pfeiffer

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H. Daniel Pfeiffer
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Senior Advisor to the President
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 25, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by David Plouffe
White House Director of Communications
In office
November 30, 2009 – January 25, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Anita Dunn
Succeeded by Jennifer Palmieri
Personal details
Born (1975-12-24) December 24, 1975 (age 39)
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Georgetown University

Howard[1] Daniel "Dan" Pfeiffer (born December 24, 1975, Wilmington, Delaware)[2] is Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications.[3] He was previously a member of Obama's presidential transition team.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2000, he was a spokesperson for Vice President Al Gore. He has since worked for Senators Tim Johnson, Tom Daschle, and Evan Bayh, and was communications director for the Obama campaign. Pfeiffer was formerly a spokesman for Senator Evan Bayh.[4] He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University.

Personal life[edit]

On July 16, 2006, Pfeiffer married Sarah Feinberg, a senior adviser and spokeswoman for Obama's former Chief of Staff, and current Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel.[5] In 2011, Pfeiffer and Feinberg separated.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography: Howard Daniel Pfeiffer". LegiStorm. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rutenberg, Jim. "Times Topics, People". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Pfeiffer takes over for Dunn". Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  4. ^ Hulse, Carl (2006-05-31). "A Build-a-Protest Approach to Immigration". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Sarah Feinberg, H. Daniel Pfeiffer". The New York Times. 2006-07-16. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  6. ^ Dan Pfeiffer and Sarah Feinberg separate; Debra Messing; Chaz Bono Washington Post Achieved 12/20/2011 04:05 PM ET

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anita Dunn
White House Director of Communications
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jennifer Palmieri
Preceded by
David Plouffe
Senior Advisor to the President of the United States
2013–present
Served alongside: Valerie Jarrett
Incumbent