White House Deputy Chief of Staff

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White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Dan Scavino, Chris Liddell, Tony Ornato

since April 21, 2020
Executive Office of the President
White House Office
Reports toWhite House Chief of Staff
AppointerThe President

The White House Deputy Chief of Staff is officially the top aide to the White House Chief of Staff, who is the senior aide to the President of the United States. The Deputy Chief of Staff usually has an office in the West Wing and is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the White House bureaucracy, as well as such other duties as the Chief of Staff assigns to him or her. In some administrations, there are multiple deputy chiefs with different duties.

In the Trump administration, there are three current Deputy Chiefs of Staff:

  • Chris Liddell, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination
  • Tony Ornato, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
  • Dan Scavino, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications

Six deputy chiefs of staff were subsequently promoted to become chief of staff: Dick Cheney, Ken Duberstein, Andrew Card, Erskine Bowles, John Podesta, and Joshua Bolten.

List of White House Deputy Chiefs of Staff[edit]

In popular culture[edit]


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