Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett is one of President Barack Obama's most trusted advisors. She has served as the co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Team and chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls. Prior to her work with the President. Ms. Jarrett was the CEO of The Habitat Company and a corporate attorney. An influential figure in Chicago, she has headed some of the city's important institutions. She served as Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, and deputy chief of staff for Chicago mayor Richard Daley, where she hired future first lady Michelle Robinson (later Michelle Obama).

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Commentary: Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to African-Americans

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