White House staffer becoming Miller Center fellow

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A staff member at the White House is coming to Charlottesville.

According to a release, Marc Short will be joining the University of Virginia Miller Center as a senior fellow.

He is currently the White House director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs and assistant to President Donald Trump. Short has also been a chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence.

When he comes to UVA, he will participate in Miller Center conferences and events, engage with faculty and student, and contribute to the Miller Center's website and publications.

The release says Short will join a team of other faculty and senior fellows made up of former officials from Democratic and Republican administrations, including Melody Barnes, Mary Kate Cary, Chris Lu, Eric Edelman, Philip Zelikow, and William Antholis.

"It's an honor for me to welcome Marc Short to the Miller Center," said Antholis, who is the center's director and CEO. "Marc is widely respected in both parties. We had the privilege of getting to know Marc through the presidential transition and the Trump administration's first year, and have been impressed by his professionalism, effectiveness and collegiality."

Short has a long list of roles in public service, include being a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a chief of staff for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. He also worked for McGuire Woods Consulting and was president of Freedom Partners for five years.

Short is also an alumnus of the UVA's Darden School of Business.



 
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