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Jon Carson
Former Director of the Office of Public Engagement

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.

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