President Joe Biden has named Jeffrey Wexler ’10 as the White House Director of COVID-19 Operations. He works in the office of management and administration.
For Wexler, this marks a natural progression after he served as the Director of COVID-19 Preparedness for the Biden-Harris Transition, and for the Biden-Harris Campaign. Prior to his role on the campaign, he was the Senior Director of COVID-19 Preparedness and Senior Director of Hall Management for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
An international relations major at Conn, Wexler has held a diverse range of positions in politics and public policy. He began his career as a press assistant in the U.S. Senate before accepting increasingly prominent roles, including a stint as the Chief Operating Officer at the U.N. Foundation’s Global Climate Action Summit, where he received the 2019 IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award for his work as C.O.O. of the summit. In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed Wexler as Director of Operations and Advance for the U.S. Small Business Administration—a position he held until 2017.