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Joel D. Kaplan
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy

Joel D. Kaplan, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Joel D. Kaplan was named Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy on April 24, 2006.

Mr. Kaplan previously served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget from August 2003 through April 2006.

From January 2001 through July of 2003, Mr. Kaplan served as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Chief of Staff, where he assisted in the coordination, development, and implementation of Administration policy. In this role, Mr. Kaplan focused on a wide range of issues including international economic affairs, homeland security, energy, and transportation.

Prior to joining the White House in January 2001, Mr. Kaplan worked as a policy advisor to the Bush-Cheney Presidential campaign in Austin, Texas. Earlier, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States, and for the Honorable J. Michael Luttig, United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

A native of Massachusetts, Mr. Kaplan received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Following his education, Mr. Kaplan served for four years as an Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps.