Ron Klain, who was named as the Obama administration’s Ebola response coordinator, is no stranger to the White House.
Even in a city populated with seasoned operatives, Klain’s experience stands out. Klain, 53, served as a senior aide to President Obama and Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden from 2009 to 2011. Klain had been one of the names floated for Obama’s chief of staff after Rahm Emanuel departed. He helped oversee implementation of the 2009 stimulus act. Klain was also involved in the controversial deal with Solyndra, a solar company that went bankrupt after receiving $535 million in federal guarantees.