August 16, 2016

Partnership for Public Service Statement on Clinton Transition Team Announcement

WASHINGTON— Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier released the following statement on Secretary Hillary Clinton announcing the leaders of her transition team today:

“Secretary Clinton has taken an important step of naming former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar; Tom Donilon, former National Security advisor to President Barack Obama; former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm; Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress; and Maggie Williams, director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, to lead her transition team.

The task of managing our federal government is large and complex, and it is encouraging that the presidential candidates are preparing to govern even while they vigorously campaign. Secretary Clinton’s commitment to establishing the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project signals that she understands the enormous responsibility a president assumes on day one in the Oval Office.”

The nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, through its Center for Presidential Transition, brings together the administration, transition teams, federal agencies, Congress and outside experts to ensure smooth and safe presidential transitions. As part of this work, the Partnership has developed a management roadmap for the next administration, engaged Congress in promoting reforms to the presidential transition process, assisted 2016 presidential candidates and their transition teams, and created curriculum to prepare incoming presidential appointees to succeed.