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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 21, 1999


President Clinton has named Sean Maloney as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary since October 1998 and as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary prior to that, beginning in July 1997. As Staff Secretary, Mr. Maloney is responsible for clearing all written material going to and from the Oval Office, including all presidential briefing and decision memos, executive orders, directives and legislation.

"Sean Maloney has done an outstanding 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 senior staff in a critically important job. I am confident that he will continue to serve with distinction as Staff Secretary."

Mr. Maloney began working for then Governor Clinton during the 1992 presidential primaries and worked on the 1992 Democratic Convention in New York City, and later at the Clinton/Gore campaign headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Following the 1992 campaign, Maloney joined the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York where he specialized in institutional and criminal investigations.

Mr. Maloney earned his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Virginia in 1988; and received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992. From June 1988, to June 1989, he was a volunteer social worker in rural Peru, where he focused on community development programs.

Mr. Maloney and his partner, Randy Florke, have a 9-year-old son.