Chief of Staff to the United States Secretary of State

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Chief of Staff
to the Secretary of State
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Incumbent
Vacant

since March 31, 2018
Appointer United States Secretary of State
Website State Department

The Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State is the coordinator of the supporting staff and primary aide to the United States Secretary of State.[1][2] The current position of Chief of Staff is vacant since March 31, 2018, following the resignation of Margaret Peterlin, who was appointed by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.[3][4][5][6]

List of Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of State[edit]

  1. Lawrence Wilkerson (2002 – 2005)
  2. Brian Gunderson (January 28, 2005 – January 20, 2009)
  3. Cheryl Mills (January 21, 2009 – February 1, 2013)
  4. David Wade (February 1, 2013 – March 8, 2015)
  5. Jonathan Finer (March 8, 2015 – January 20, 2017)
  6. Margaret Peterlin (February 12, 2017 – March 31, 2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bureaus/Offices Reporting Directly to the Secretary". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Department Organization". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ Ehrlich, Jamie (February 13, 2017). "Law School Alum to Be Chief of Staff to Secretary Tillerson". Chicago Maroon. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ Rogin, Josh (February 12, 2017). "Tillerson must bridge the gap between his workforce and the White House". Washington Post. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ Toosi, Nahal (January 31, 2017). "Can Tillerson calm the chaos at State?". Politico. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Chief of Staff: Margaret Peterlin". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved April 14, 2017.