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Jeffrey Jezierski Named NASA's Deputy Chief of Staff

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, October 3, 2005

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin today named Jeffrey T. Jezierski, deputy chief of staff for the agency. This new role is in addition to his duties as White House liaison.

"I am thrilled to be able to announce this promotion for Mr. Jezierski," said NASA Administrator Michael Griffin. "No one at NASA has been more dedicated than J.T. to the task of re-engaging the agency in the business of exploration. His work as NASA's White House Liaison has been of tremendous value to me personally, and I welcome the opportunity to add a new level of responsibility to his portfolio."

Jezierski was named NASA's White House liaison in July, 2003. He is responsible for the placement and interaction of the presidential appointees at NASA. He assisted the coordination of the transition to Administrator Griffin from Administrator Sean O'Keefe. He also coordinates events and communications with the White House and other agencies within the Executive Branch.

Prior to coming to NASA, Jezierski served as a deputy associate director in the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House from May 2001 to July 2003. He previously served as publications director at the Institute for American Values in New York City and as a researcher at the Republican National Committee.

He graduated from Wheeling-Jesuit University, Wheeling, W.Va. with a bachelor's in liberal arts and a master's in public policy from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va.

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