Russ Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), recently named Michelle Marston Williams as chief of staff. The OMB is responsible for producing the president’s annual budget proposal, and it has gone without a permanent leader since Mick Mulvaney was appointed acting White House chief of staff in January.
Williams, whose hiring was first reported by Politico, recently served as chief of staff for Lynn Fitch, the Republican State Treasurer of Mississippi, in 2016. Williams served for 10 years in the U.S. House of Representatives for six members of Congress including as chief of staff for former Representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ), where she served with Mary Vought, who’s married to her new boss, Russ Vought.
Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in politics from Mount Holyoke College in 1992 and a Juris Doctor from The College of William and Mary in 1998.