Nov. 17 (UPI) — President-elect Joe Biden introduced his first spherical of White Home workers hiring, consisting largely of marketing campaign loyalists and supporters.

Mike Donilon, a veteran adviser to the previous vice chairman, will function a senior adviser. Marketing campaign supervisor Jen O’Malley Dillon, will function Biden’s deputy chief of workers. Biden earlier named longtime aide Ron Klain as chief of workers.

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will work because the White Home Workplace of Public Engagement. Steve Ricchetti, a former marketing campaign chair and with lengthy ties to Biden shall be a senior counselor.

Biden named former Obama administrator Dana Remus as counsel to the president. Julie Chavez Rodriguez, granddaughter of legendary labor chief Cesar Chavez and former aide to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, will function Biden’s director of intergovernmental affairs.

A longtime member of Biden’s interior circle, Annie Tomasini, will act because the director of Oval Workplace Operations.

Former Ambassador of Uruguay below the Obama administration Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon will serve first woman Jill Biden as her chief of workers whereas Anthony Bernal, one in every of her closest aides, shall be a senior adviser.

Tomasini and Bernal had been the one Biden marketing campaign aides who met routinely with the Bidens whereas they had been locked down at house in Delaware throughout the early months of the coronavirus.

Whereas Russia continued to carry out on recognizing Biden because the president-elect, he did obtain cellphone calls from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.

“Biden reiterated his deep dedication to the State of Israel and its safety,” Netanyahu’s workplace mentioned. “Prime Minister Netanyahu mentioned the particular connection between Israel and the USA is a cornerstone of Israel’s safety and coverage. The 2 agreed to fulfill quickly in an effort to focus on the numerous points on the agenda and confused the necessity to proceed strengthening the sturdy alliance between the USA and Israel.”

Rivlin congratulated Biden and supplied an invite for him to go to Jerusalem.

“As a long-standing buddy of the State of Israel, that our friendship is predicated on values which are past partisan politics and that we have now little question that, below your management, the USA is dedicated to Israel’s safety and success,” Rivlin informed Biden.