THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PHILLIP CAPLAN AS ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND STAFF SECRETARY
President Clinton today named Phillip Caplan as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. He has served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary since June 1995.
"Phil Caplan has done a truly exceptional job of managing the flow of information to and from my desk and providing important counsel," President Clinton said. "He is a valued member of my staff in a critically important job. I am confident he will continue to serve with distinction as Staff Secretary."
Sean Maloney, currently Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary, will replace Mr. Caplan as the principal Deputy.
Phillip Caplan has served the President for over 5 1/2 years. He co-directed the Clinton/Gore coordinated campaign in Washington state and joined the Administration in early 1993, in the Office of National Service. He then served as Special Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs before joining the Staff Secretary's office. Mr. Caplan has a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law. He is married to Zoe Schneider, a Professor of History at Georgetown University. They have a son, Ari.