President-elect Donald J. Trump announces Thursday that campaign manager Kellyanne Conway will serve as Counselor to the President. Conway, the first woman ever to run a successful presidential campaign, will “effectively message and execute the Administration’s legislative priorities and actions.”
“Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory. She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message,” President-elect Trump said in a statement. “I am pleased that she will be part of my senior team in the West Wing.”
Conway has been serving as a senior member of the President-elect’s transition team and took over as campaign manager of his successful run for the presidency after Paul Manafort, making her the third person to take the helm. Now, as Counselor to the President she will continue to be a close advisor to the president and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the Administration’s legislative priorities and actions.
“I want to thank the President-elect for this amazing opportunity,” Ms. Conway said in a statement. “A Trump presidency will bring real change to Washington and to Americans across this great nation. I am humbled and honored to play a role in helping transform the movement he has led into a real agenda of action and results.”