Katie Beirne Fallon

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Katie Beirne Fallon
Katie Fallon 2-4-2014.jpg
White House Director of Legislative Affairs
In office
January 1, 2014 – February 13, 2016
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byMiguel Rodriguez
Succeeded byAmy Rosenbaum
Personal details
Born1975/1976 (age 43–44)[1]
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Brian Fallon
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (BA)
London School of Economics (MA)
Queen's University, Belfast (MA)

Katie Beirne Fallon was the White House Director of Legislative Affairs and head of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs,[2] named to the position in 2013 by President Barack Obama. Previously, she was the White House Deputy Communications Director,[3] Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center, and Legislative Director to Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.[4][5] According to the Washington Post, Obama selected the "veteran Capitol Hill insider with deep relationships with Democratic lawmakers, to bolster his legislative affairs operation."[6]

Fallon resigned as Director of Legislative Affairs on February 13, 2016, and was succeeded by her former deputy, Amy Rosenbaum.[7]

In November 2016, she was appointed senior vice president and global head of corporate affairs at Hilton Hotels.[8]

Fallon graduated first in her high school class and graduated summa cum laude in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 before studying in the United Kingdom at Queen's University, Belfast in comparative ethnic conflict and the London School of Economics in comparative politics,[9] both on a Marshall Scholarship.[10]

Before Fallon started her career in politics she worked in investment banking in New York City.[3]

She is married to Brian Edward Fallon Jr., whom she met at the DPCC, and who served as national press secretary to Hillary for America.[11][12] They have two twin boys born in April 2016.[13] She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio by a bipartisan family.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katie Fallon, Top Obama Aide, Leaving White House". The New York Times. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  2. ^ ammiller (2017-09-25). "Katie Beirne Fallon". U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  3. ^ a b c "Katie Beirne Fallon, Former Director of Legislative Affairs, the White House" (PDF). Eagleton Institute of Politics. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  4. ^ Czarnecki, Sean. "Hilton books Katie Beirne Fallon as global head of corporate affairs". www.prweek.com. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  5. ^ ammiller (2017-09-25). "Katie Beirne Fallon". U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  6. ^ "Obama taps Katie Beirne Fallon to repair relations with Congress". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  7. ^ Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (2016-01-29). "Katie Fallon, Top Obama Aide, Leaving White House". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  8. ^ "Hilton Appoints New Head of Corporate Affairs|Hilton Global Media Center". newsroom.hilton.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  9. ^ Dame, University of Notre. "Video: Katie Fallon '98 on working at the White House, her new corporate role, and her liberal arts education // College of Arts and Letters // University of Notre Dame". College of Arts and Letters. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  10. ^ Powers, John. "Katie Beirne: The Strategist". Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Katherine Beirne and Brian Fallon". The New York Times. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Clinton taps Brian Fallon for press secretary". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  13. ^ Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (2016-01-29). "Katie Fallon, Top Obama Aide, Leaving White House". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-12.