Education Adviser to Join Prospective Clinton Transition Team

August 18, 2016

Ann O'Leary, Hillary Clinton's most visible adviser on education issues, will join Clinton's White House transition team should the former secretary of state win the White House in November.

O'Leary's inclusion on the potential transition team was reported first by The New York Times.

The Democratic primary campaign was preoccupied with debates over higher ed policy, specifically on free tuition and issues of college affordability. But O'Leary's background is mostly in K-12 and early education policy.

A Fortune profile in 2015 described her as one of Clinton's trio of economic advisers along with Jake Sullivan (national security) and Maya Harris (other domestic issues). As a Clinton Senate aid in 2001, she was involved in the development of the No Child Left Behind Act, among other legislation.

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