Melody Barnes

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1964 –

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Who is Melody Barnes?

Melody C. Barnes was chosen by President Barack Obama to serve as the Director of the Domestic Policy Council for his administration. Obama announced her appointment on November 24, 2008. She was previously Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress and led the CAP's Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. She left the CAP in June 2008 to work on the Obama campaign. She also served on the advisory board for the Obama presidential transition team,.

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Born
Apr 29, 1964
Richmond
Also known as
  • Melody C. Barnes
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Law degree, University of Michigan Law School
  • Bachelor's degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    History
    ( - 1986)
  • University of Michigan
Employment
  • Domestic Policy Adviser and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Executive Office of the President of the United States
    (2008/11/24 - )
  • Executive vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress
    ( - 2008/06)
  • Chief Counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    (1995 - 2003)
  • Director of Legislative Affairs, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Assistant Counsel, United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
  • Shearman & Sterling

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on July 23, 2013

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