On Monday US President-elect Joe Biden announced key members of his crisis oriented economic team including Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury, Neera Tanden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Wally Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. Cecilia Rouse, will Chair the Council of Economic Advisers; and Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey, members of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Neera Tanden presently works as President & CEO of the Center for American Progress, an organization devoted to promoting policies that increase scopes for every American. A proficient of multiple presidential administrations, Tanden has been a leading architect and advocate of policies formed to help working families, stimulate broad-based economic growth, and check inequality throughout her career. Her experience as a child relying on food vouchers and Section 8 housing, a social safety net that offered her single mother the foundation she needed to land a good job and punch her family's ticket to the middle class, infused in her the true essentials of an economic that serves the dignity and humanity of all people. If confirmed, Tanden would be the first woman of color and the first South Asian American to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
Prior to her occupancy as President & CEO, Tanden kept the post of Chief Operating Officer at the Center for American Progress. She presently serves on the New Jersey Restart and Recovery Commission, and earlier served as senior adviser for health reform at the US Department of Health and Human Services developing policies and provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as director of domestic policy for the first Obama-Biden presidential campaign, and in a diversity of other roles in government and on the campaign trail. A native of Bedford, Massachusetts, Tanden completed her bachelor of science degree from UCLA and her JD from Yale Law School.