The offices may look different from those in Trump Tower, but the status of working within the historic walls of the West Wing is unmatched. If “proximity is power” then here is an insider’s guide to who works where in President Trump’s West Wing.

East

Wing

Residence

Press

Briefing

Room

S O U T H

L A W N

West

Wing

West

Wing

Oval Office

Residence

East

Wing

Press

Briefing

Room

S O U T H

L A W N

West

Wing

West

Wing

Oval Office

FIRST FLOOR

The press secretary and other communications personnel offices are located near the northeast corner of the West Wing, in close proximity to the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.

Cabinet

Room

Roosevelt

Room

Sean Spicer, Press secretary

 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders,

Principal deputy press secretary

 

Michael Dubke, Director

of communications

 

K. T. McFarland, Deputy

national security adviser

 

H.R. McMaster, National

security Adviser

 

Mike Pence, Vice president

 

Joe Hagin, Deputy chief of staff

 

Reince Priebus, Chief of staff

 

Stephen K. Bannon, Chief strategist

 

Jared Kushner, Senior adviser

 

Donald Trump, President

 

John McEntee, Personal

aide to the president

 

Keith Schiller, Director

of Oval Office operations

 

Madeleine Westerhout, Executive assistant to the president

 

Hope Hicks, Director of

strategic communications

Madeleine

Westerhout

Executive assistant

to the president

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Principal deputy press secretary

Sean Spicer

Press secretary

Hope Hicks

Director of strategic

communications

Michael Dubke

Director of communications

John McEntee

Personal aide to

the president

K. T. McFarland

Deputy national

security adviser

Keith Schiller

Director of Oval

Office operations

H.R. McMaster

National security

adviser

Cabinet

Room

Roosevelt

Room

Lobby

President’s

Study

Donald

Trump

President

Mike Pence

Vice president

Jared Kushner

Senior adviser

Stephen K. Bannon

Chief strategist

Reince Priebus

White House

chief of staff

Joe Hagin

Deputy chief

of staff

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist

Stephen K. Bannon are seen as political and

philosophical opposites — and sometimes allies

— but sit just a hallway apart from each other.

Of the senior staff, Donald

Trump’s son-in-law, Jared

Kushner, has the closest

office to the president.

Sean Spicer

Press secretary

Madeleine Westerhout

Executive assistant

to the president

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Principal deputy press secretary

Michael Dubke

Director of communications

Hope Hicks

Director of strategic

communications

K. T. McFarland

Deputy national security adviser

John McEntee

Personal aide to

the president

H.R. McMaster

National security adviser

Keith Schiller

Director of Oval

Office operations

Cabinet

Room

Roosevelt

Room

Lobby

President’s

Study

Mike Pence

Vice president

Donald Trump

President

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and

chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon

are seen as political and

philosophical opposites — and

sometimes allies — but sit just

a hallway apart from each other.

Of the senior staff, Donald

Trump’s son-in-law, Jared

Kushner, has the closest

office to the president.

Jared Kushner

Senior adviser

Stephen K. Bannon

Chief strategist

Reince Priebus

White House

chief of staff

Joe Hagin

Deputy chief

of staff

The first Oval Office was built in 1909 for President William Taft, and became the official work place for the president. The Oval Office was later rebuilt to its current location at the southeast corner of the West Wing during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency, in part to accommodate easier access for his use of a wheelchair. The unique shape of the office was designed to echo the oval shape of the Blue Room in the White House’s main residence.

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW

West

Wing

The White

House

Eisenhower

Executive

Office Building

200 feet

200 feet

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW

The White

House

West

Wing

S O U T H

L A W N

Treasury

Department

Eisenhower

Executive

Office Building

The vice president has two offices. One here in the West Wing, and another — officially called the Vice President's Ceremonial Office — is about 150 feet to the west in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Most of the vice president’s staff and business are located there.

SECOND FLOOR

As part of a third major renovation in 1934, a second floor was added to the West Wing to create additional office space as presidential staffs had gotten larger.

Stephen Miller, Senior

policy adviser

 

Gary Cohn, Director of the

National Economic Council

 

Rick Dearborn, Deputy

chief of staff

 

Marc Short, Director

of legislative affairs

 

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor

to the president

 

Ivanka Trump, Assistant

to the president

 

Donald McGahn, White House Counsel

 

Stephen Miller

Senior policy

adviser

Gary Cohn

Director of

the National

Economic

Council

Ivanka Trump

Assistant to

the president

Rick Dearborn

Deputy chief

of staff

Donald McGahn

White House counsel

Kellyanne Conway

Counselor to

the president

Marc Short

Director of

legislative affairs

Stephen Miller

Senior policy adviser

Gary Cohn

Director of the National

Economic Council

Reception

area

Reception

area

Reception

area

Ivanka Trump

Assistant to

the president

Rick Dearborn

Deputy chief

of staff

Kellyanne Conway

Counselor to

the president

Marc Short

Director of

legislative affairs

Reception

area

Donald McGahn

White House counsel

HISTORY

In 1902, the executive offices were relocated from the second floor of the White House’s main residence to what was planned to be a temporary structure built to the west. Then President Theodore Roosevelt’s personal office was located where the current Roosevelt Room stands. In the years following, the building was expanded and renovated several times, becoming what we know as the West Wing today.

Sources: The White House, The White House Historical Association, staff reports

Most Read