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Ex-White House official Denis McDonough to headline MinnPost's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Denis McDonough and President Barack Obama
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Denis McDonough, left, shaking hands with then-President Barack Obama during McDonough's chief-of-staff nomination announcement on Jan. 25, 2013.

Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough – who served under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 – will be the featured guest at MinnPost’s 10th Anniversary Celebration.

McDonough, a Stillwater native, will be interviewed by MinnPost Editor Andy Putz on stage at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 13, in a conversation that will offer his insights on the unique challenges of serving the president, the performance of Donald Trump’s White House and life as a Minnesotan in Washington, D.C.

The event is a fundraiser for MinnPost. Multi-ticket sponsorship packages to the event are on sale now; individual tickets will go on sale in early September. More information is available at minnpost.com/10.

McDonough was the last and longest-serving of Obama's five chiefs of staff, holding the position throughout Obama’s second term. Prior to that, McDonough served the Obama administration in a number of high-level national security positions.

Now a senior principal of the Markle Foundation, McDonough has recently been in the news talking about everything from the chief-of-staff's role in the White House to the Obama administration’s response to Russian hacking.

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