Alyssa Mastromonaco

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Alyssa Mastromonaco
Alyssa Mastromonaco.jpg
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
In office
January 27, 2011 – May 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Jim Messina
Succeeded by Anita Decker Breckenridge
Personal details
Born (1976-02-22) February 22, 1976 (age 40)
Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) David Krone (2013–present)
Alma mater University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Alyssa Mastromonaco (born February 22, 1976)[1] is the Chief Operating Officer of Vice Media, Inc. She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2014.[2]



Mastromonaco grew up in Rhinebeck, New York[3] and originally attended the University of Vermont, majoring in French. After a stint interning for then-Rep. Bernie Sanders as he campaigned for his fourth term in the House of Representatives, she transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in political science, graduating with a BA in 1998.[3][4]


Mastromonaco worked as the Director of Scheduling for Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004, and before that was Press Secretary for Congressman Rick Boucher of Virginia. She has worked for President Obama since February 2005, when she first joined Obama's United States Senate office as Director of Scheduling. After that, Mastromonaco was named the Political Director for Obama's Political Action Committee, Hopefund, during the 2006 midterm elections. Mastromonaco served as Director of Scheduling and Advance for Barack Obama's presidential campaign beginning at his announcement in February 2007.

On November 25, 2008, Mastromonaco was appointed Director of Scheduling and Advance in the administration of President Barack Obama.[5] In 2011, she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.[2]

In November 2011, Mastromonaco was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most powerful, least famous people.[6]

On March 8, 2014, The Associated Press announced that Mastromonaco would be officially resigning from the White House in May 2014. She was replaced by Anita Decker Breckenridge.[7][8]

In January 2015 she began work at Vice Media, the news and entertainment group as its chief operating officer. [9]


Mastromonaco is married to David Krone, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's chief of staff.[10] They were married by Justice Elena Kagan at the Supreme Court.[8]


  1. ^ "Obama's People". The New York Times Magazine. Archived from the original on 19 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b Tapper, Jake (2011-01-27). "Jay Carney Picked as New White House Press Secretary". ABC News. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b Murray, Shailagh (2008-12-22). "The Busy Life of Obama Scheduler Alyssa Mastromonaco". The Washington Post (Washington DC: WPC). ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alyssa Mastromonaco". Archived from the original on 25 September 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  5. ^ (25 November 2008). "Alyssa Mastromonaco named White House Director of Scheduling and Advance" (Official website). Newsroom: Press releases. Office of the President-elect. Archived from the original on 26 November 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2008. 
  6. ^ The Editors (2011-11-03). "Washington's Most Powerful, Least Famous People". The New Republic. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  7. ^ Jared A. Favole. "Meet Anita Decker Breckenridge, Obama’s New Deputy Chief of Staff". WSJ. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b
  9. ^ "Vice Hires Alyssa Mastromonaco, Former Official in Obama White House, as a Top Executive". The New York Times. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ Reid Cherlin. "Alyssa Mastromonaco The White House Gatekeeper - White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations". Marie Claire. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Messina
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
Succeeded by
Anita Decker Breckenridge