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Jeffrey Zients
Official portrait, 2012
Official portrait, 2012
Counselor to the President
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
President Joe Biden
Preceded by Derek Lyons
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
President Joe Biden
Preceded by Deborah Birx (COVID Coodinator)
10th Director of the National Economic Council
In office
March 5, 2014 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Gene Sperling
Succeeded by Gary Cohn
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
January 27, 2012 – April 24, 2013
President Barack Obama
Deputy Heather Higginbottom
Preceded by Jack Lew
Succeeded by Sylvia Mathews Burwell
In office
July 30, 2010 – November 18, 2010
President Barack Obama
Deputy Jeffrey Liebman
Preceded by Peter R. Orszag
Succeeded by Jack Lew
1st Chief Performance Officer of the United States
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 16, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Beth Cobert
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Management
In office
June 19, 2009 – October 16, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Clay Johnson III
Succeeded by Beth Cobert
Personal details
Born
Jeffrey Dunston Zients

November 12, 1966 (1966-11-12) (age 54)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Spouse(s) Mary Menell
Education Duke University (BA)

Jeffrey Dunston Zients (born November 12, 1966) is an American businessman and politician. From February 2014 to January 2017, he was the director of the National Economic Council. Zients was also acting director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2010 and 2013.

Zients was a member of Facebook's board of directors from 2018 to 2020.

In December 2020, Joe Biden named Zients as coordinator of the COVID-19 response and counselor to the president in his administration.

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