Partnership for Public Service applauds announcement that Bruce Reed and Gautam Raghavan will join the Biden-Harris administration

December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON  –  The nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service today released this statement following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement of Bruce Reed to be deputy chief of staff and Gautam Raghavan to be deputy director of the Office of Presidential Personnel for the next administration. 

“President-elect Joe Biden has made a wise decision in choosing Bruce Reed, an exemplary public servant and veteran White House senior staffer, to lead operations for the Office of the President,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “The great hurdles faced during the first 100 days of the new administration will be tough, but the Biden-Harris administration will be in good hands with Bruce at the helm. His work with President-elect Biden spans nearly 10 years and he has been dedicated to public service most of his life. Bruce is the right public servant for the job.  

Stier continued, “We were also pleased to see the appointment of Gautam Raghavan as deputy director of PPO. We have admired Gautam’s commitment to building an administration that looks like America and all the great work he has done so far with the Biden-Harris transition team. He is a dedicated steward of public trust and will serve the next administration well.” 

David Marchick, director of the Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition said, “Gautam Raghavan is an exceptional choice for deputy director of PPO. We have seen him in action during the transition. He is exceptionally organized and committed to the highest ethical standards.” 

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Publication Type: Commentary