Carla Frank, the deputy director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach and a special assistant to President Joe Biden, is leaving the White House after working for the president for almost six years – Friday will be Frank’s last day.
Her departure comes amid a spate of other high-profile personnel changes, with chief of staff Ron Klain, communications director Kate Bedingfield, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh all announcing their own exits in recent weeks. Frank had been responsible for managing external political relationships with different political stakeholders, including elected officials from both parties and longtime supporters of Biden.
Deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement:
“Carla has loyally and capably served President Biden for many years,”
“Her smarts, competence, and work ethic have been an enormous asset to all of us from the campaign to the inauguration to now, which is why we’ve relied on her for so much.”
White House counselor Steve Ricchetti added, saying that throughout her time working for the Biden administration, Carla Frank has always “made his allies feel like part of the Biden family.”
Carla Frank also oversaw all political invitations to White House events, such as receptions and celebrations at the residence, and she was often called on to accompany President Biden on his domestic trips. A White House official said there was not yet a replacement for Frank to announce. The outgoing deputy director plans on doing consulting work after she leaves the administration. White House counselor Steve Ricchetti said throughout her time working for Biden, Frank “made his allies feel like part of the Biden family.”