Adding Additional Bipartisan Voice to Diverse and Experienced Group
WASHINGTON — Today, the Biden-Harris Transition team announced Cindy McCain, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University and the widow of U.S. Senator John McCain, will join the Transition team’s diverse and bipartisan advisory board. This news follows Mrs. McCain’s endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden for President last Tuesday.
“Cindy McCain is joining our already strong advisory board of diverse experts who are committed to ensuring a Biden-Harris administration is ready to meet our country’s most urgent challenges on Day One,” said Ted Kaufman, Co-Chair, Biden-Harris Transition. “This transition is like no other, preparing amid the backdrop of a global health crisis and struggling economy, which makes Mrs. McCain’s experience as a business woman, philanthropist, and longtime advocate for issues impacting women and children all the more valuable.”
The Biden-Harris Transition team’s co-chairs, advisory board and senior leadership are an experienced group of experts who are prepared to lay the groundwork for a possible Biden administration and are ready to tackle the challenges facing our country.
Each advisory board member has been asked to provide counsel to the Biden-Harris Transition team as it plans to respond to the major crises the country is facing – particularly the public health crisis and the recession. This is all part of the bold strategy Vice President Biden has outlined for working families, which includes unprecedented investments in American competitiveness and our middle class.
Diversity of ideology and background is a core value of the transition, and today’s announcement is another step demonstrating the importance of unifying the country under a Biden-Harris administration. McCain is the second registered Republican to join the advisory board. She joins Bob McDonald, Retired Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company and 8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Previously Announced Co-Chairs and Advisory Board Members:
Senior Advisor to Vice President Biden
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Governor, State of New Mexico
Former United States Senator from Delaware
Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District and National Co-Chairman, Biden for President
Former Director of the White House National Economic Council
Dr. Tony Allen
President, Delaware State University, a Historically Black College and University
Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Former Mayor, South Bend, Indiana and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice
Former United States Ambassador to Romania
Executive Director for Earth, Energy and Democracy, Energy and Climate Researcher with a Focus on Environmental Justice and Equity
Retired Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company; 8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Former Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison
Dr. Vivek Murthy
Former Surgeon General of the United States
Ambassador Susan E. Rice
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations & National Security Advisor
President, United Farm Workers
Former United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
International President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute
Former Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice