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Policymakers

National Security Advisor
National Security Advisor

Ambassador Robert O’Brien

Serves as senior advisor to the President on international affairs, chairs the National Security Council and oversees the National Security Staff.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Kelly Craft

Serves as Acting Ambassador, leading the United States delegation to the United Nations and representing the United States at the Security Council and General Assembly.

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Director of National Intelligence
Director of National Intelligence

Serves as principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council about intelligence matters related to national security. Also heads the sixteen-member Intelligence Community and directs and oversees the National Intelligence Program.

Director of the National Economic Council
Director of the National Economic Council

Larry Kudlow

Serves as senior advisor to the President on economic affairs, chairs the National Economic Council.

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Managers and Senior West Wing Advisors

Acting Chief of Staff to the President, Director, OMB
Acting Chief of Staff to the President, Director, OMB

Mick Mulvaney

Oversees the President’s “Management Agenda” and develops the President’s annual budget request.

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Deputy National Security Advisor
Deputy National Security Advisor

Matthew Pottinger

Implements America’s long-term national security strategy and helps lead the interagency process, working closely with federal agencies related to national security and intelligence.

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Deputy National Security Advisor
Deputy National Security Advisor

Victoria Coates

Implements America’s long-term national security strategy and helps lead the interagency process, working closely with federal agencies related to national security and intelligence.

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Counselor to the President
Counselor to the President

Kellyanne Conway

Senior West Wing Advisor. Exact title and influence of this position varies by Administration.

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Press Secretary and White House Communications Director
Press Secretary and White House Communications Director

Stephanie Grisham

Ensures the White House’s messaging is disseminated to the public.

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Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Chief of Staff to the Vice President

Marc Short

Oversee Vice President Pence’s staff and schedule.

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National Security Advisor to the Vice President
National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg

Serves as senior advisor to the Vice President on international affairs.

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Political Director
Political Director

Bill Stepien

Navigates the political climate surrounding priority issues and potential legislation.

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Senior Policy Advisor to the President
Senior Policy Advisor to the President

Stephen Miller

Implements the Administration’s campaign promises.

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Senior Advisor to the President
Senior Advisor to the President

Jared Kushner

Acts as the President’s point-person on numerous domestic and foreign policy issues.

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Associate Director, National Security Programs, Office of Management and Budget
Associate Director, National Security Programs, Office of Management and Budget

Michael Duffey

Oversees all funding for defense, intelligence, international affairs, and veterans’ programs across the federal government.

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Deputy Associate Director, International Affairs Division, National Security Programs, Office of Management and Budget
Deputy Associate Director, International Affairs Division, National Security Programs, Office of Management and Budget

Robert Fairweather

Helps formulate OMB’s budget proposal for America’s diplomacy and development agencies.

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Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Implementation
Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative, Intergovernmental Affairs and Implementation

Leads the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs, Cabinet Affairs, and Implementation.

Legislative Affairs Director
Legislative Affairs Director

Eric Ueland

Assists the President on implementing his Legislative Agenda.

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Deputy Director, OMB
Deputy Director, OMB

Russell Vought

Directly assists in the development of the International Affairs Budget and execution of the President’s foreign policy programs and policies.

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Influencers

Senior Directors for Regional and Functional Areas
Senior Directors for Regional and Functional Areas

Serve as the lead advisors to the National Security Advisor on global regional affairs and issues of global development, health, humanitarian assistance, trade, and economics.

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, International Organizations and Alliances, National Security Council
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, International Organizations and Alliances, National Security Council

Rear Adm. Garry Hall

Coordinates the National Security Council’s engagement with multilateral organizations and the United States’ global humanitarian assistance.

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