Melody Barnes said she will be stepping down from her role as Obama’s domestic policy adviser at the end of the year.
At the time of her appointment to the White House, Barnes was executive vice president at the Center for American Progress. However, it doesn’t appear that she will be returning to the progressive think tank, telling Politico’s Mike Allen that she will likely be heading to the private sector.
“Once I leave at the end of the year, I plan to take some time off and enjoy my family,” she said. “I’ll also be considering opportunities in the private sector, as well as ways to continue to work on the policy issues about which I care so deeply. I also look forward to devoting time to doing everything I can to ensure that President Obama is re-elected.”