President-elect Joe Biden will announce three key appointments to his incoming White House staff Tuesday.
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) will leave Congress to take on senior adviser role in the Biden administration handling public engagement, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon will serve as deputy chief of staff and longtime Biden confidant Steve Ricchetti will become a counselor to the president, people familiar with the matter said ahead of Tuesday’s announcement.
Richmond, who was considered as a possible contender for Biden’s chief of staff, a position that ultimately went to longtime Biden adviser Ron Klain, has a press conference scheduled for Tuesday where he is expected to announce that he will be leaving the Congressional seat he has held since 2010 for a White House role.
The 47-year-old’s role will mimic that of Valerie Jarrett’s during the Obama administration, during which she oversaw the offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Richmond, former Congressional Black Caucus chairman who served