U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires

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U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires

April 12, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of several senior staff members.

Today’s announcement was the first official staff announcement, with additional hiring announcements expected to be made in the coming weeks. In addition to today’s announcement, the White House announced the President’s intention to nominate Carlos Muñiz as the U.S. Department of Education’s General Counsel.

  • Josh Venable
    Chief of Staff
  • Dougie Simmons
    Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
  • Ebony Lee
    Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
    Effective date: 4/16/17
  • Robert Eitel
    Senior Counselor to the Secretary
  • James Manning
    Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary and Acting Under Secretary
    Effective date: 4/16/17
  • Jana Toner
    White House Liaison
  • Candice Jackson
    Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office for Civil Rights and Acting Assistant Secretary
  • Jason Botel
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education and Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education,
  • Jose Viana
    Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition,
    Effective date: 4/24/17