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Facts


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 Blank Maria Contreras-Sweet
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary of Health and Human Services*
bio here
 
Maria Contreras-Sweet**
Administrator
Small Business Administration
bio here
Valerie Jarrett Sally Jewell
Valerie Jarrett
Senior Adviser
bio here
 
Sally Jewell
Secretary of Interior*
bio here
 
Elena Kagan Latifa Lyles
Elena Kagan
Supreme Court Justice
bio here
Latifa Lyles
Acting Director of the Women's Bureau, Department of Labor
bio here
Gina McCarthy Cecilia Munoz
Gina McCarthy
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency**
bio here
Cecilia Muñoz
Director, Domestic Policy
Council
bio here
Samantha Power Penny Pritzker
Samatha Power
U.N. Ambassador**
bio here
Penny Pritzker
Secretary of Commerce*
bio here
 
Edith Ramirez Susan E. Rice
Edith Ramirez
Federal Trade Commission
Chairman
bio here
 
Susan E. Rice
National Security Advisor
bio here
 
Judge Sonia Sotomayor Nancy Sutley
Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court Justice
bio here
 
Nancy Sutley
Chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality
bio here
 
Mary Jo White Janet Yellen
Mary Jo White
Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission
bio here
Janet Yellen
Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors
bio here
   
Left position:  
Melody C. Barnes Regina Benjamin
Melody C. Barnes
Director of the Domestic Policy Council
bio here
 
Regina M. Benjamin
Surgeon General
bio here
Carol Browner Rebecca Blank
Carol Browner
White House Coordinator of Energy and Climate Policy
bio here
 
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Director, Office of Management and Budget**
bio here
 
Hillary Rodham Clinton Karen Gordon Mills
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State*
bio here
 
Karen Gordon Mills**
Administor, Small Business Administration
bio here
 
Lisa P. Jackson Sara Manzano-Diaz
Lisa P. Jackson
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency**
bio here
 
Sara Manzano-Diaz
Director of the Women's Bureau, Department of Labor - bio here
 
Ellen Moran Janet Napolitano
Ellen Moran
Communications Director
bio here
Janet Napolitano
Secretary of Homeland Security*
bio here
 
Julia Pierson Christina D. Romer
Julia Pierson
Director, U.S. Secret Service
bio here
Christina D. Romer
Chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers**
bio here
 
Mary L. Schapiro Kathleen Sebelius
Mary L. Schapiro
Chairwomen of the Securities and Exchange Commission
bio here
 
Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Health and Human Services*
bio here
 
Hilda Solis  

Hilda L. Solis
Secretary of Labor*
bio here