Strautmanis to Leave White House

The Chicagoan with deep ties to President Obama is off to work for the Walk Disney Co. 

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Michael Strautmanis, who's been by President Obama's side since the very beginning of his Senate term, is leaving the White House -- where he's currently deputy assistant to the president and counselor for strategic engagement to Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett -- at the end of next week, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Chicagoan with deep ties to the Obama administration will be taking a senior executive position with the Walt Disney Co.'s corporate citizenship team. No word yet on who will replace him. 

Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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