Tina Tchen is an Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady Michelle Obama. Within the Obama Administration she also serves as the Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls and the past Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Tchen was previously a partner in corporate litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In that capacity, Tchen represented public agencies in state and federal class actions, including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and the Chicago Housing Authority. Tchen is the recipient of many awards, including the Leadership Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (1999); "Women of Achievement" award from the Anti-Defamation League (1996); and Chicago Lawyer "Person of the Year" (1994).
Tina Tchen's Posts
- April 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM EDT
Assistant to the President Tina Tchen reflects on the historic steps this Administration has taken to afford greater protections for this community in just the past few months.
- January 26, 2015 at 5:47 PM EDT
The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault releases a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU), created to improve communication and coordination between campuses and local law enforcement.
- January 26, 2015 at 11:49 AM EDT
Tina Tchen encourages all Americans -- including AAPIs across the country -- who have not enrolled for health insurance to learn more, get engaged, and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace by February 15.
- June 14, 2014 at 5:44 PM EDT
Joining Forces welcomes new Executive Director, Colonel Steve Parker, US Army. Colonel Parker brings a wide range of experiences as a Soldier, father, and husband in support of service members, veterans and military families.
- April 28, 2014 at 1:58 PM EDT
Millions of working parents in America are struggling to hold jobs that make ends meet, while worrying about who is taking care of their kids. Many people have to choose between a job and sick child or parent, and many give up a career they trained long and hard for in order to meet the needs of their families. It’s time for our workplaces to adapt to the changing workforce.
- February 5, 2014 at 3:45 PM EDT
The First Lady shares a special video message in which she talks about being the first in her family to attend college.
- November 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM EDT
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited sophomores at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC.
- July 24, 2013 at 8:43 AM EDT
Since 1973, OCA has brought together diverse and far reaching communities for a common cause: to advance the social, political, and economic wellbeing of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States.
- July 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM EDT
Joining Forces is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, United States Army Colonel Rich Morales.
- April 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT
Thousands of Chicago children are now living in neighborhoods where a funeral for a teenager is considered unfortunate, but not unusual; where wandering onto the wrong block or even just standing on your own front porch can mean putting yourself at risk. This needs to change.