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Airbnb: Ex-White House chief of staff named chief legal officer

A suit-wearing man stands at a podium with a presidential seal in front of it and waves his left hand slightly.
Former White House chief of staff Ron Klain, speaking in the White House’s East Room in February 2023. Airbnb has named Klain as its chief legal officer. | Source: Susan Walsh/Associated Press

Airbnb has named Ron Klain, former White House Chief of Staff for President Joe Biden, as its chief legal officer.

Klain was President Biden’s chief of staff during his first two years in office. He was previously chief of staff to then-Vice President Biden. He held the same position under Vice President Al Gore at 34 years old, making him the youngest chief of staff to a vice president in American history.

Klain was also chief legal officer at venture capital firm Revolution, which was started by AOL founder Steve Case.

Klain’s appointment takes effect at the start of the year. He will report to Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky.