Doug Badger was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. As a member of the National Economic Council staff, Mr. Badger assumed the senior health policy coordination responsibilities of his predecessor, Dr. Mark McClellan.
Mr. Badger has almost two decades of policy experience, particularly involving health care issues. He joins the White House from Washington Council Ernst & Young, where he has been a partner since 1999. From 1989 through 1999, he worked in the United States Senate, first as Assistant Staff Director, then Staff Director of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, then as Chief of Staff to Assistant Majority Leader Senator Don Nickles. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Badger held various policy positions in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration.
Mr. Badger earned a B.A. from the University of Delaware and a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary.