Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009–2011)
David Axelrod served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama and to the Obama-Biden presidential transition, as well as senior strategist to Barack Obama's historic campaign for the presidency in 2008 and re-election in 2012. Today he serves as director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and as a senior political commentator for CNN. He formerly served as a senior political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He was recently inducted into The American Association of Political Consultants’ hall of fame, and his memoir, BELIEVER: My Forty Years in Politics, was a New York Times bestseller in 2015.