AGE-BIRTH DATE—43; Dec. 2, 1969.
EXPERIENCE—Deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, October 2010-present; chief of staff, National Security Staff, White House, September 2009-October 2010; deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, January 2009-September 2009. Before joining the administration, McDonough was a senior foreign policy adviser on Obama's transition team and 2008 presidential campaign, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress think tank, and an aide to then-Sens. Ken Salazar and Tom Daschle as well as to what is now the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
EDUCATION—Graduate of St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., 1992; master's degree, foreign service, Georgetown University, 1996.
FAMILY—Wife, Kari; three children.