Hays, a special assistant to the president, has spent a total of eight years working for Biden, including during his vice presidency, 2020 presidential campaign and presidential transition before joining the White House communications team when he took office in 2021. She’s one of roughly a dozen current officials who have worked with Biden through each of those periods.
“Very few people have had as deep an impact on every facet of President Biden’s communications as Meghan has,” White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said. “She’s a problem solver and the person you want fighting alongside you when the going gets tough. We will miss her tremendously.”
“We have all turned to Meghan to steady the ship and handle interviews, town halls, trips, and everything else to enable the President to share his vision and message with the American people,” White House senior adviser Anita Dunn said. “Meghan’s tenacity and fortitude helped us build a better campaign, transition, and White House communications operation and we will all miss her.”
Hays also has led strategic planning for the President’s domestic and foreign travel and interacted closely with reporters, producers and photojournalists at the White House and on trips, often seen at the President’s side as he fielded questions from press.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan credited Hays with helping the administration advance their foreign policy agenda by building scenes and imagery “to help shape high-stakes…