White House Chief of Staff (2017); Chairman, Republican National Committee (2011–2017)
Reince Priebus served as the White House Chief of Staff for U.S. President Donald Trump from January to July 2017.
Prior to managing the White House staff, Mr. Priebus was the longest-serving Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) in modern history. He oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the RNC, rescuing its finances, repairing its operations and rebuilding its voter outreach program. By welcoming new voters and harnessing the power of new technologies, Mr. Priebus built the infrastructure needed for landslide GOP victories.
A successful Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Mr. Priebus created the framework for one of the most historic election cycles Wisconsin has ever experienced. During his tenure, the state’s Republicans elected Ron Johnson to the Senate, gained two additional U.S. House seats, won the Governor’s office, and took back both the state Assembly and Senate, defeating the leaders of both those chambers.
Mr. Priebus has a long history in Republican politics as a grassroots volunteer. He worked his way up through the ranks of the Republican Party of Wisconsin as 1st congressional district chairman, state party treasurer, first vice chair, and eventually state party chairman. In 2009, Mr. Priebus served as general counsel to the RNC, volunteering his time to help manage the party’s most difficult challenges.