Phil Schiliro, special advisor to President Obama, is leaving at the end of this year. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Schiliro, who ran the legislative strategy for passage of the economic stimulus package, health care reform and the confirmations of two Supreme Court justices in the first half of the administration, has spent 2011 as special advisor to President Obama, handling a variety of issues, including coordinating White House action on the debt limit.

Before his White House job, Schiliro worked on the Hill as Democratic chief of staff on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He’s said to be taking some time off to figure out future plans.