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Daniel Arrigg Koh is Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Immediately prior, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary at The White House, where he helped guide the affairs related to the Cabinet of the President. Previously, he was Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Labor, a 14,000 person, $15 billion federal agency dedicated to the wellbeing of America’s workers.
Daniel comes to the Administration having served leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. He has an extensive record serving in local government, having been Chief of Staff to the City of Boston under Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Advisor to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and the elected Vice Chair of the Town of Andover Select Board. In 2018, he was a candidate for United States Congress, running a true grassroots campaign and coming within .2% of the democratic nomination.
In the private sector, Daniel served as Chief Operating Officer of HqO, a technology company he helped grow from 30 employees to over 150 across multiple financing rounds, leading to a $500 million valuation. He also served as Chief of Staff to the Founder, Chair, and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington.
A native of Andover, Massachusetts, Dan holds a B.A. from Harvard College and M.B.A from Harvard Business School, where he was President of his section. He is the proud father of two amazing kids, Theodora and Jack. He and his wife, Amy, are avid runners, having completed 65 marathons across the U.S. and Canada.