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
- November 4, 2011 at 4:52 PM EDT
Jon Carson describes an interactive new website that highlights the work of Peace Corps volunteers, including his story.
- October 28, 2011 at 11:01 AM EDT
- October 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM EDT
Thanks largely to the work of organizations like MADD, most Americans today understand the terrible consequences of drunk driving. But it has become increasingly apparent that drugged driving also poses a serious threat to public safety. Jon Carson, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, talks about this week's drugged driving summit and related announcements.
- October 14, 2011 at 4:44 PM EDT
Thanks largely to the work of organizations like MADD, most Americans today understand the terrible consequences of drunk driving. But it has become increasingly apparent that drugged driving also poses a serious threat to public safety. The problem is far more prevalent than most people realize. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), of all those tested and whose test results were known, one in three drivers killed in crashes tested positive for drugs.
- October 4, 2011 at 4:52 PM EDT
Over 50 community leaders from as many different countries around the world came to the White House to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps by exploring the methods, meaning and importance of local, national and international service, especially for young people.
- September 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM EDT
Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, more than 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have promoted world peace and friendship in 139 countries around the world. The stories of these Americans who have served are powerful, moving, and inspiring.
- September 26, 2011 at 9:33 AM EDT
Setting the record straight on the American Jobs Act and the President’ fiscal plan
- September 22, 2011 at 11:44 AM EDT
Local leaders at the Minnesota State Capitol urge Congress to sign American Jobs Act. The President’s plan is simple: Put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans.
- September 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM EDT
President Obama's plan for economic growth and deficit reduction details how to pay for the American Jobs Act while also paying down our debt over time. Organizations are adding their voices of support to the conversation.
- September 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM EDT
The American Jobs Act reflects a commitment to strengthen the recovery and help increase access to jobs for all Americans. Learn about what impact the Jobs Act will have on your community.