NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chair Joins the White House

Idea Category: Smart Government

This week, NewDEAL Honorary Co-Chair and former Mayor of Columbia, SC Steve Benjamin was announced as the new Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. A former NewDEAL Leader himself, Benjamin will act as the White House’s liaison to state and local elected officials, as well as business leaders, across the country. While Mayor, Benjamin served in leadership roles at both the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the African American Mayors Association, experiences that make him well-positioned to take on new responsibilities with the White House. In a statement announcing the appointment, President Biden said that “Steve’s deep relationships with communities across the country will serve our Administration and the American public well.” The NewDEAL looks forward to continuing to work with Steve in his new role. Read more about the appointment here.

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