Marc Short served as assistant to the President and director of legislative affairs at the White House for President Donald J. Trump. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Short was president of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the largest free-market business league in the U.S., with an annual budget exceeding $300 million. He also served as chief of staff for the House GOP Conference, chaired by Congressman Mike Pence and for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
In his early career, Short served on Young America’s Foundation’s team, eventually becoming executive director of the Reagan Ranch from 1998 to 2001. He also served as the executive director of Freedom Alliance from 1995 to 1998. A frequent commentator on television news programs, Short has also been published in opinion editorial pages of some of the nation’s largest papers.
Short graduated from Washington and Lee University and received his master’s degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He lives in Arlington with his wife and their three children.
Short was recently announced as Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States.