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Scoop: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to Name Tina Flournoy as Chief of Staff
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is set to name Tina Flournoy, who currently serves as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, as her chief of staff, according to two sources involved in transition planning.
Flournoy, a graduate of Georgetown Law, previously served as assistant to the president for public policy at the American Federation of Teachers and performed various high-level roles in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Democratic presidential campaigns, including serving as vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman’s traveling chief of staff in 2000.
Flournoy also served as chief counsel in Clinton’s White House Office of Presidential Personnel.
Flournoy is a member of a group of friends and former colleagues who refer to themselves as “the Colored Girls,” Black women who have worked at the highest levels of Democratic politics. The group includes Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore. In 2018, Brazile, Caraway, Daughtry, and Moore published a book entitled “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics,” which detailed some of their shared experiences in politics.
Earlier this month, Politico reported that Harris had tapped Moore to help vet candidates for key positions in her office, including chief of staff.
On Sunday, President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced that Ashley Etienne was named Harris’ White House communications director, and Symone Sanders was tapped to become the vice president’s senior adviser and chief spokesperson.