Jon Carson is the former Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Previously, he served as the Chief of Staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Before joining the Administration, Jon was the National Field Director for President Barack Obama's campaign in 2008 and worked on the Obama transition team.
Carson also managed Tammy Duckworth's 2006 general election campaign in Illinois' 6th Congressional District and has worked on many political campaigns over the last decade, including Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. Jon served in the Peace Corps in southern Honduras for two years, building water systems for rural villages. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and received a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of California-Los Angeles.
Jon Carson's Posts
- August 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM EDT
The White House welcomes over 150 PTA leaders from 41 states for a day-long briefing and honors community leaders as Champions of Change.
- August 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM EDT
This video introduces some remarkable Americans who are part of the White House's Champions of Change program, which celebrates the work of everyday Americans who are leading extraordinary initiatives to strengthen their communities
- July 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM EDT
Today, the White House hosted a Google+ Hangout with Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and women leaders around the country to highlight efforts to strengthen local and regional food systems.
- July 13, 2012 at 1:24 PM EDT
The White House honors 13 Americans who are committed to ending child and youth homelessness as Champions of Change
- July 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM EDT
The White House responds to a petition that asked the Obama Administration to commit to vetoing any legislation that extends the Bush tax cuts for the top 1%.
- May 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama calls on Congress to remove incentives for employers to ship jobs overseas and encourage companies to bring jobs back to Amerca as the first item on a to-do list he's asking Congress to take action on before they leave for summer recess.
Celebrating a Year of Champions of Change – President Obama Meets with 12 Champions Who Are Making a Difference in Their CommunitiesApril 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM EDT
President Obama meets with Champions of Change alumni to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Champions of Change program.
- April 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM EDT
Health Care reform funding creates the opportunity for an increased presence of practicing primary care professionals in communities across the country.
- December 9, 2011 at 3:53 PM EDT
Lately, many Americans have asked me if the payroll tax cut will affect Social Security. The answer is simply no.
- November 8, 2011 at 3:32 PM EDT
In response to the crisis affecting 13.3 million people in the Horn of Africa, USAID launches its first-ever public awareness campaign FWD (Famine. War. Drought.) to create nationwide awareness about the crisis and to spur relief efforts for those affected.