Valerie B. Jarrett is a senior advisor to President Obama and oversees four departments: the offices of Public Engagement, Intergovernmental Affairs, Olympic Paralympic and Youth Sports, and the White House Office of Urban Affairs. She chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls and leads the White House’s business outreach efforts. Prior to joining the administration, Jarrett was president and CEO of The Habitat Company. She served as co-chair of the Obama-Biden presidential transition team and senior advisor to Obama’s presidential campaign. She was a leader in the civic and business communities of Chicago and served as a director of several corporate and nonprofit boards, including serving as chair of the University of Chicago Medical Center board of trustees, Chicago Stock Exchange board, Chicago Transit board, and director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Jarrett was finance chair for Obama’s 2004 run for the US Senate.
Valerie B. Jarrett