Steve Ricchetti

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Steve Ricchetti
Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States
Assumed office
December, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by Bruce Reed
White House Deputy Chief of Staff
In office
November, 1998 – January, 2001
Served with Maria Echaveste
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by John Podesta
Succeeded by Joe Hagin
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Amy Ricchetti
Children Danny, Shannon, Tyler, and Jeffrey
Education Miami University
George Mason University School of Law

Steve Ricchetti is Chief of Staff to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Assistant to the President. He is the founder and former president of Richetti, Inc., a government relations firm.[1] Before founding Richetti, Inc., he served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff in the administration of President Bill Clinton.[2]

On March 5, 2012 he was appointed to be counselor to Vice President Joe Biden. This caused controversy due to President Obama's promise to not appoint lobbyists. [3] In November of 2013, it was announced that he would succeed Bruce Reed as Chief of Staff to the Vice President and Assistant to the President.[4]


  1. ^ Pear, Robert; Broder, John (September 5, 2000). "In a Lobby-Happy Washington, Politics Can Be Even Thicker Than Blood". The New York Times. United States: The New York Times Company. p. 1. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Steve Ricchetti". The Center on Congress at Indiana University, Board of Advisors. Indiana University,. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ Settling in to Washington’s ways, by Dana Milbank,, Manchester, March 7, 2012,
  4. ^ "Vice President Biden Announces New Chief of Staff". Retrieved 11 March 2014.