Obama’s administration has suffered from some high turnovers as of late, starting with Rahm Emmanuel – his former chief of staff who left to run Chicago. Now Obama’s domestic policy advisor Melody Barnes, has announced that she’ll be leaving the White House to focus on her family and “consider opportunities in the private sector.”
Before taking on her White House position, the Richmond native worked as the Senior Domestic Policy Advisor to Obama’s campaign. Prior to that, she was the Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress.
President Obama said in a statement: “I will always be grateful that a woman of Melody’s brilliance, creativity and heart led our domestic policy team during such a challenging time for our nation. Melody has left a lasting legacy, developing and implementing policies that have helped remake our education system, spurred innovation, and fostered opportunity and equality for millions of Americans.”
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