President Joe Biden will soon lose another top official, according to The Hill.
Rachel Wallace, the chief of staff to OMB Director Shalanda Young, will soon leave her position to enter the private sector after working for 19 months as Young's chief of staff.
Wallace also happens to be a veteran of Biden's 2020 campaign and previously worked for the Obama administration in the State Department.
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Young released a statement on Wallace's exit plans, thanking her for the role she played in the OMB.
"Rachel has been instrumental to OMB’s success over the last year and half," the statement read.
"She has helped steer OMB through a critical phase—from helping navigate government funding deals, to releasing the Budget, to implementing the President’s historic legislative achievements. Her leadership has been critical to rebuilding and strengthening our team."
The Hill noted:
Wallace initially joined the White House Presidential Personnel Office after the 2020 campaign, working as the chief of staff during the initial round of hiring for the administration. She later moved over to the chief of staff role at OMB.
Karen De Los Santos, who currently works at OMB as a program associate director, has reportedly been selected to replace Wallace.
Steve Ricchetti, one of Biden's counselors and aide, praised Wallace for her track record in working for the OMB.
"When you look at her track record…it speaks to her loyalty to this President and his agenda, her commitment to public service, and her ability to get the job done," Ricchetti said.
Notably, Wallace also led the "Women for Biden" movement during the 2020 campaign, which was critical in securing the important female voting bloc.
It's unclear whether or not Wallace will once again work on the Biden campaign, but if she values her career and track record, it would probably be wise to stay away from what will undoubtedly be a total disaster.
While Wallace's departure might be standard and undramatic, it seems like a lot more of his officials are heading for the exits these days.