Shailagh Murray, Vice President Joe Biden's deputy chief of staff and communications director since 2011, has been named senior adviser to President Barack Obama. The White House also announced that Jason Goldman will serve as White House Chief Digital Officer, a new position at the White House.
"For four years, I've relied on Shailagh Murray's strategic advice and keen ability to cut through the Washington noise to focus on what matters to everyday Americans, and I'm proud to have her as a Senior Advisor. She's been an invaluable asset to Vice President Biden, but fortunately for him - and the country - she'll still be down the hall," the president said in a statement.
Before joining the administration, Murray was a reporter for the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal where she covered congress and politics.
Murray's appointment comes after the departure of Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to the president and one of his longest-serving staffers and closest confidantes. Pfeiffer's last day at the White House was Mar. 6.
Goldman joins the White House after stints as an executive with Google and Twitter. He has served on the boards of several technology firms and co-founded a company that finances tech start-ups with Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Ev Williams.
The White House said Goldman would "lead the current, innovative team in the White House Office of Digital Strategy, and build out the mission and staff of that team to more effectively connect with the American people and people around the world about our policies and priorities."
Murray and Goldman will start their new roles in the next couple of weeks.