Katie Beirne Fallon

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Katie Beirne Fallon
Katie Fallon 2-4-2014.jpg
White House Director of Legislative Affairs
In office
January 1, 2014 – February 13, 2016
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Miguel Rodriguez
Succeeded by Amy Rosenbaum
Personal details
Born 1975/1976 (age 42–43)[1]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Brian Fallon
Education University of Notre Dame (BA)
London School of Economics (MA)
Queen's University, Belfast (MA)

Katie Beirne Fallon was the White House Director of Legislative Affairs and head of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, named to the position in 2013 by President Barack Obama. Previously, she was the White House Deputy Communications Director, Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center, and Legislative Director to Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. According to the Washington Post, Obama selected the "veteran Capitol Hill insider with deep relationships with Democratic lawmakers, to bolster his legislative affairs operation."

Fallon resigned as Director of Legislative Affairs on February 13, 2016, and was succeeded by her former deputy, Amy Rosenbaum.[2] following the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, she played a role in the external coalition supporting the Obama administration's efforts to nominate and confirm a new Supreme Court Justice.[3]Ultimately the Merrick Garland Supreme Court nomination failed and contributed to President Obama dismissing his former aide.

In November 2016, she was appointed senior vice president and global head of corporate affairs at Hilton Hotels.[4]

Fallon graduated first in her high school class and graduated summa cum laude in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 before studying in the United Kingdom at Queen's University, Belfast in comparative ethnic conflict and the London School of Economics in comparative politics, both on a Marshall Scholarship.[5]

She is married to Brian Edward Fallon Jr., whom she met at the DPCC, and who served as national press secretary to Hillary for America.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katie Fallon, Top Obama Aide, Leaving White House". The New York Times. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Katie Fallon, Top Obama Aide, Leaving White House". The New York Times. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  3. ^ "White House Enlists Senate Veteran for Supreme Court Fight". The New York Times. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Hilton Appoints New Head of Corporate Affairs|Hilton Global Media Center". newsroom.hilton.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Powers, John. "Katie Beirne: The Strategist". Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Katherine Beirne and Brian Fallon". The New York Times. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Clinton taps Brian Fallon for press secretary". Retrieved 2016-07-23.