Bloomberg Law
July 19, 2022, 3:49 PM

Top Staffer for Labor Chief Walsh Departs DOL for White House

Rebecca Rainey
Rebecca Rainey
Senior Reporter

Daniel Koh, chief of staff to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, is departing the US Department of Labor for a position at the White House.

Koh confirmed on Twitter Tuesday he will serve as White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary. “I’m honored to be joining such a talented team, and am grateful to @SecMartyWalsh and all of my colleagues for their leadership and friendship,” he wrote.

Allison Zelman, currently Walsh’s deputy chief of staff, will take over Koh’s position when he leaves, according to a DOL spokesperson.

Before joining Walsh’s team at DOL, Koh served as Walsh’s chief of staff when he was mayor of Boston.

Koh’s resume also includes working as chief of staff to Arianna Huffington at the Huffington Post, running in a Democratic primary bid for a Massachusetts congressional seat in 2018, and serving as chief operating officer at a workplace technology startup.

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