Jake Siewert

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Jake Siewert
20th White House Press Secretary
In office
September 30, 2000 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Joe Lockhart
Succeeded by Ari Fleischer
Personal details
Born (1964-09-21) September 21, 1964 (age 53)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Christine Anderson
Education Yale University (BA)
Emory University
University of California, Berkeley

Richard L. "Jake" Siewert Jr. (born February 1, 1964) is head of corporate communications for Goldman Sachs. He served as the twentieth White House Press Secretary during the administration of U.S. President Bill Clinton and in the Treasury department during the Obama Administration.

Born in New York City, Siewert is a 1986 graduate of Yale University. He later attended Emory University, studying comparative literature and philosophy, and the University of California, Berkeley, studying law for three years, but did not earn an advanced degree.[1]

Siewert held positions in the Clinton Administration including press secretary from September 30, 2000, to January 20, 2001, and was at Alcoa from 2001-2009, last as vice president for environment, health and safety and public strategy.[2]

In June 2009, Siewert joined the Obama administration in a position advising Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.[1][3]

In March 2012, Siewert was appointed as global head of corporate communications for Goldman Sachs, succeeding Lucas van Praag.[2] An early task from the board to Siewert was to be the "rebranding" of chief executive Lloyd Blankfein, whose three-year tenure has been marked by challenges to the firm and to Blankfein himself.[4]


Jake is married to Christine Anderson,[1] who served as communications director for former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Anderson is also a former Press Secretary to Governor Spitzer and worked in the Clinton White House.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "WhoRunsGov: Jake Siewert". Washington Post. July 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Moyer, Liz, "Goldman Officially Has A New Head Of Corporate Communications", Wall Street Journal, March 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  3. ^ Calmes, Jackie (May 6, 2009). "Former Clinton Aide Will Become Treasury Counselor". The New York Times. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ Gasparino, Charlie, "Goldman Board Hopes Image Overhaul Will Save Blankfein" Archived May 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., FOXBusiness, April 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-12.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Lockhart
White House Press Secretary
Succeeded by
Ari Fleischer