Biden taps Obama veteran Brian Deese as top economic adviser

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday tapped Brian Deese to be his topic economic adviser, picking a former Obama administration official and Wall Street executive as the director of the National Economic Council.

The job does not require Senate confirmation.

Biden cited Deese’s broad experiences, including his work on climate change policy as a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, when he helped shape the Paris agreement and led the government bailout of the U.S. auto industry after the 2008 financial crisis.

Deese, 42, a graduate of Middlebury College and Yale Law School, is also a former deputy director of the
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