Report & Publication
September 21, 2016

Partnership for Public Service to Hold Presidential Transition Press Conference on September 30

WASHINGTON – On Friday, September 30, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service will hold a press conference at the National Press Club on what the Clinton and Trump transition teams need to accomplish to ensure the next president will be fully prepared to assume the reins of power next January.

Partnership President and CEO Max Stier, former White House chief of staff

Thomas “Mack” McLarty and former executive director for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition Clay Johnson will discuss the unprecedented pre-election transition operations established by both candidates and the organizational challenges they face in event of victory in November.

“Entering the last five weeks of the presidential campaigns, Americans must ask themselves if the candidates will be ready to govern on Inauguration Day,” said Stier. “Right now the candidates’ transition teams are preparing by developing a government in miniature, building out their teams, turning campaign promises into plans of action and assessing talent needs. Success will be a president prepared to lead our country on day one.”

WHAT: A press conference with presidential transition experts on what’s next for the Clinton and Trump transition teams

WHO: Clay Johnson, former executive director for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition

Thomas “Mack” McLarty, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton

Max Stier, president and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2016

10:00 a.m. – remarks

10:30 a.m. – questions and answers

WHERE: National Press Club

Zenger Room

529 14th Street NW (corner of 14th & F Streets, NW)

Washington, D.C., 20045

Background on the Center for Presidential Transition: Launched in January 2016, the Partnership’s Center for Presidential Transition is helping the presidential candidates and their transition teams, the outgoing administration and federal agencies navigate the transition process and ensure the next president will be ready to govern on day one. This first-of-its-kind Center is the only permanent organization dedicated to presidential transitions and is a “one-stop” resource for transition planning information.

Background on the Partnership for Public Service: For 15 years, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Partnership for Public Service has been dedicated to making the federal government more effective for the American people. We work across administrations to help transform the way government operates by increasing collaboration, accountability, efficiency and innovation.