First-ever White House diversity chief leaves position

The Former NFL employee is taking off at a time when diversity issues are facing backlash in the business community.

Michael Leach, the Biden Administration’s diversity chief, is leaving the White House after three years. 

Leach was the first-ever person to serve as the chief diversity and inclusion officer. 


The big picture: The White House announced Thursday that Leach is leaving the Biden Administration during a time in which diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are facing backlash across the nation. 

  • Leach was a top aide to Biden during his presidential campaign and previously worked in the NFL for 10 years in labor relations and as an assistant head coach for the Chicago Bears. 
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