Biographical information for Denis McDonough

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Posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:07 PM

NAME — Denis McDonough.

AGE-BIRTH DATE — 43; Dec. 2, 1969.

EXPERIENCE — Deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, October 2010-present; chief of staff, National Security Staff, White House, September 2009-October 2010; deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, January 2009-September 2009. Before joining the administration, McDonough was a senior foreign policy adviser on Obama's transition team and 2008 presidential campaign, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress think tank, and an aide to then-Sens. Ken Salazar and Tom Daschle as well as to what is now the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

EDUCATION — Graduate of St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., 1992; master's degree, foreign service, Georgetown University, 1996.

FAMILY — Wife, Kari; three children.

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