2013 The Root 100

Recently appointed assistant to President Obama, McBride is making moves in the White House.

  • Influence: 161.1
  • Reach: 6.03
  • Substance: 8.1
  • Media Mentions: 29
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  • Jonathan McBride

  • Newly appointed assistant to President Obama.
  • Job: Assistant to President Obama and director of presidential personnel
  • Sector: Government/Politics
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Age: 43
  • Bio: After college, Jonathan McBride was supposed to travel to Spain, learn Spanish and play soccer. But a job in U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl's office in Washington, D.C., got to him first. We guess he'll just have to settle for being the assistant to President Barack Obama and director of Presidential Personnel in the White House. Appointed to the position this summer, McBride is responsible for overseeing the presidential-appointment selection process and recruiting candidates for various agencies and departments within the government. Before joining the White House, McBride was chief strategy officer for Universum, "a global employer-branding company."