Best known as President Barack Obama's campaign manager for his 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.
He attended the University of Delaware, but left in 1989 to pursue politics, though he later returned to complete his degree in 2010.
He published a book in 2009 about his work on the Obama campaign called Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory.
He married Olivia Morgan and together they have a daughter and son.
He worked closely with President Barack Obama during his campaign.