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Jim Messina

Assumed office 
January 20, 2009
Serving with Mona Sutphen
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Blake Gottesman

Born 1969
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Montana (B.A.)
Occupation White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Jim Messina (born 1969)[1] is the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for President Barack Obama.[2] Prior to taking up that post he was Director of Personnel for the transition team.


Messina served as national Chief of Staff for Sen. Obama's presidential campaign. Previous to that, Messina was chief of staff for two US Senators and one Representative: Max Baucus (D-MT), Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and U.S. Rep Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). As Baucus' chief of staff, Messina was integral in devising the Democratic strategy that prevented the privatization of Social Security.[3]

Messina has also managed and consulted on many other political campaign organizations from Alaska to New York, including Montana Senator Jon Tester's successful election in 2006.[3]


Messina graduated from Boise High School in Boise, Idaho in 1988 and earned his B.A. in political science from the University of Montana in 1993.[4]



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