PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE LAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT JEFF ZIENTS WILL LEAD COVID-19 RESPONSE FOR BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINSITRATION

December 7, 2020

WASHINGTON  –  The nonpartisan, nonprofit  Partnership for Public Service  today released this statement  following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement that Jeff Zients will lead the COVID-19 response effort for the next administration. 

“President-elect  Joe  Biden has made a wise decision in choosing Jeff  Zients, an exemplary public servant and experienced federal manager, to coordinate our country’s COVID-19 response,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. “Monumental challenges like those posed by the pandemic require extraordinary leadership and committed stewardship of public trust and resources. Having worked with Jeff  Zients, I can say that the Biden-Harris administration will have the right person in this job.” 

“Jeff  Zients  is one of the most effective and competent professionals I have met in my more than 30 years in the public, private and non-profit sectors,” said David Marchick, director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service.  “That talent was evident as he, Ted Kaufman and Yohannes Abraham organized what I believe will soon be seen as the most effective transition in American history. His applying that skill, management expertise and sound judgment to the COVID-19 crisis is good news for the country.” 

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