Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, who currently serves as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, as her chief of staff, according to several sources.
Flournoy has served in several roles in the Democratic Party, including senior adviser to then-Democratic National Convention Chairman Howard Dean in 2005, according to CNN. She was the traveling chief of staff to 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Lieberman, finance director for then-Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and deputy campaign manager in the 1992 Clinton and Gore Presidential Transition Office and in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.
Flournoy will join at least two other women of color holding senior roles in Harris’ office including Ashley Etienne, who was named Harris’ White House communications director and Symone Sanders, who was named vice president elect’s senior adviser and chief spokesperson on Sunday.
Flournoy is a member of a group of friends and former colleagues – along with Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore – who refer to themselves as “the Colored Girls,” Black women who have worked at the highest levels of Democratic politics.