President Barack Obama is considering naming William Daley , a JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive and former U.S. Commerce secretary, to a high-level administration post, possibly White House chief of staff, people familiar with the matter said.
President Barack Obama named William Daley as his White House chief of staff as part of a series of moves to keep the administration’s focus on the economy, improve relations with business and deal with a divided government.
William Daley has about $7.7 million worth of JPMorgan Chase & Co . shares that he will need to divest to take over as President Barack Obama ’s chief of staff, according to administration officials and regulatory filings.
William Daley , President Barack Obama ’s chief of staff, held investments including stocks and cash accounts worth between $7.3 million and $49.7 million, according to federal disclosure forms released by the White House.
President Barack Obama named William Daley , a JPMorgan Chase & Co . executive and former commerce secretary, as his chief of staff, putting a Washington veteran with strong ties to business into a key White House job.
The departure of White House Chief of Staff William Daley reflects President Barack Obama’s choice to abandon a strategy of seeking accommodation with congressional Republicans and his critics in corporate America.