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
- September 13, 2011 at 5:22 PM EDT
Organizations and businesses continue to support the President’s call to put partisanship aside and do what is right for the American people by passing the American Jobs Act.
- September 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM EDT
On Thursday, President Obama introduced the American Jobs Act, and called on Congress to pass it quickly so we can put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. Now organizations and businesses are adding their voice to the call for action
- September 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM EDT
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement, Jon Carson, discusses the impact collective voices from around the country can make on protecting investments in our future.
- August 31, 2011 at 4:26 PM EDT
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and they are providing important ideas and feedback to the Administration on how to increase hiring and spur innovation.
- August 4, 2011 at 7:36 PM EDT
A senior White House official answers your questions about the joint committee that will be developing the bipartisan plan for reducing our deficit by $1.5 trillion
- August 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM EDT
Jon Carson, Deputy Assistant to President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, addresses some misconceptions we've been hearing about the new budget deal
- July 8, 2011 at 4:26 PM EDT
Learn more about the important role Medicaid plays in the lives of American families.
- April 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM EDT
"Champions of Change" is a new series profiling Americans whose work is helping our country rise to the many challenges of the 21st century. This first group is made up of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
- March 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM EDT
Jon Carson, former Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, illustrates the power of service and the importance of working with, not for, a community.
- April 28, 2010 at 7:33 PM EDT
Jon Carson, Chief of Staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, goes fishing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.