The head of policy is tasked with planning for and preparing to implement the major policy initiatives that have been driving the campaign. This requires a deep understanding of the governing philosophy and policy objectives of the candidate; knowledge about the key experts and top officials who might be tapped to lead policy strategy; and experience implementing policy. This last piece is particularly important for a new administration looking to turn its campaign promises and policy initiatives into action. A president is judged on how well he or she gets things done. A head of policy who understands the “how” and the “what” of getting policies enacted, and knows who to enlist in support, is an important contributor to a new administration’s early success.