Biographies of White House Senior Staff
Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff | Biography
Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary
As assistant to the president and White House press secretary, Fleischer, 40, serves as the official liaison between the White House and members of the White House Press Corps. He is the primary spokesperson for the president and delivers the daily White House briefing. Fleischer served as press secretary for Senator Pete Dominici from 1989-1994, and then spent five years as spokesman for the House Ways and Means Committee where he developed a thorough understanding of issues relating to taxes, Social Security, welfare, health care and international trade. Prior to joining the campaign of then-Governor Bush in the fall of 1999, he served as communications director for Elizabeth Dole's presidential campaign. Fleischer is a native of Pound Ridge, New York, and is a 1982 graduate of Vermont's Middlebury College.
Lewis Libby, Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff and Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs
Mr. Libby first entered government service with the United States Department of State in 1981 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff in the Office of the Secretary. He also served in the United States Department of State as Director of Special Projects in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1982 to 1985. Mr. Libby also served as the Legal Adviser to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the Peoples' Republic of China, commonly known as the “Cox Committee.”