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High-Level Appointments by President Obama

  • Cabinet Positions (marked *)
  • Cabinet-level Positions (marked **)
  • Nominated Cabinet or Cabinet-Level Positions
  • Supreme Court
  • Other High-level Positions

Currently Serving:  
Rebecca BlankSylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary of Health and Human Services*
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Maria Contreras-SweetMaria Contreras-Sweet
Small Business Administration**
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Christy GoldfussChristy Goldfuss
Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
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Valerie JarrettValerie Jarrett
Senior Adviser
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Sally JewellSally Jewell
Secretary of Interior*
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Elena KaganElena Kagan
Supreme Court Justice
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Latifa LylesLatifa Lyles
Director of the Women's Bureau, Department of Labor
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Loretta LynchLoretta Lynch
Attorney General*
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Gina McCarthyGina McCarthy
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency**
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Cecilia MunozCecilia Muñoz
Director, Domestic Policy
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Samantha PowerSamatha Power
U.N. Ambassador**
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Penny PritzkerPenny Pritzker
Secretary of Commerce*
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Edith RamirezEdith Ramirez
Federal Trade Commission
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Susan E. RiceSusan E. Rice
National Security Advisor
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Judge Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court Justice
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Mary Jo WhiteMary Jo White
Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
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Janet YellenJanet Yellen
Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors
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Left position:  
Melody C. BarnesMelody C. Barnes
Director of the Domestic Policy Council
Regina BenjaminRegina M. Benjamin
Surgeon General
Carol BrownerCarol Browner
White House Coordinator of Energy and Climate Policy
Rebecca BlankSylvia Mathews Burwell
Director, Office of Management and Budget**
Hillary Rodham ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State*
Karen Gordon MillsKaren Gordon Mills**
Administor, Small Business Administration
Lisa P. JacksonLisa P. Jackson
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency**
Sara Manzano-DiazSara Manzano-Diaz
Director of the Women's Bureau, Department of Labor
Ellen MoranEllen Moran
Communications Director
Janet NapolitanoJanet Napolitano
Secretary of Homeland Security*
Julia PiersonJulia Pierson
Director, U.S. Secret Service
Christina D. RomerChristina D. Romer
Chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers**
Mary L. SchapiroMary L. Schapiro
Chairwomen of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Kathleen SebeliusKathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Health and Human Services*
Hilda SolisHilda L. Solis
Secretary of Labor*
Nancy SutleyNancy Sutley
Chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality