List of czars of the Obama administration

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The Obama Administration contains a number of Czars. In the United States the title "czar" is an informal term for a certain high-level official who directs or oversees federal operations on a given topic, such as the "drug czar" for the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. A czar could also be a senior advisor to the President of the United States, such as a "terrorism czar".


[edit] List of czars



Government position

Alan Bersin

Border Czar

Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security

Carol Browner

Energy Czar

Assistant to the President, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change

Adolfo Carrion

Urban Czar

Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy

Vivek Kundra

Infotech Czar

Chief Information Officer of the United States

Joshua DuBois

Faith-based Czar

Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Nancy-Ann DeParle

Health reform Czar

Director of the White House Office of Health Reform

Herb Allison


Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, US Department of the Treasury

Earl Devaney

Stimulus accountability Czar

Inspector General, US Department of the Interior

Gary Samore

Nonproflieration Czar


John O. Brennan

Terrorism Czar

Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security

Cass Sunstein

Regulatory Czar

Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Gil Kerlikowske

Drug Czar

Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Daniel Fried

Guantanamo Base closure Czar

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, US Department of State

John Holdren

Science Czar

Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Melissa Hathaway

Cybersecurity Czar

Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity

Kenneth Feinberg

Compensation Czar



In addition the the above officials, the Obama Administration contains several other Czar-level officials:



Government position (if any)

George Mitchell

Mideast Peace Enovy


Dennis Ross

Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia Advisor


J. Scott Gration

Sudan Special Envoy


Todd Stern

Climate Special Evnoy


Steven Rattner

Lead Advisor to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry




See also

        Obama Administration

        War Czar


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