Brian Deese
Senior Advisor

Brian served as the director of the White House National Economic Council, advising President Joe Biden on domestic and international economic policy and coordinating the administration’s economic agenda.

A former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, he was instrumental both in engineering the rescue of the US auto industry and in negotiating the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Brian has broad experience in accelerating economic prosperity and harnessing the economic opportunities that come from building a clean-energy economy and combating the climate crisis.

Prior to joining the Biden Administration, Brian was global head of sustainable investing at BlackRock, where he worked to drive greater focus on climate and sustainability risk in investment portfolios and create investment strategies for the low‐carbon transition. During the Obama‐Biden Administration, Brian served as acting director of the Office of Management and Budget and deputy director of the National Economic Council.

Brian holds a JD from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.