Presidential Transition Part II: Biden’s First 100 Days

January 15, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Watch this replay of our January 15 live event – Presidential Transition Part II: Biden’s First 100 Days – for a policy-focused examination of how President-elect Biden’s first 100 days are likely to unfold amid an economic and public health crisis.

In this virtual discussion, hosted by Bloomberg Government and the Center for Presidential Transition, panelists provided insight into how the Biden administration is expected to operate within this decisive period, and how that will shape early administration action on top policy priorities.

Topics include:

  • The Biden administration’s key policy priorities
  • Updates on the nominee confirmation process and personnel appointments
  • How the administration will work with Congress on policy initiatives
  • Taking power at a time of crisis – lessons from previous administrations’ first 100 days


Janet Napolitano
Former Secretary
Department of Homeland Security

Janet Napolitano is a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She served as the twentieth president of the University of California, the nation’s largest public research university with ten campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. Prior to joining the University of California, Professor Napolitano served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013. She is a former two-term Governor of Arizona, a former Attorney General of Arizona, and a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. In 2019, Napolitano published H<em>ow Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11</em>.  Professor Napolitano earned her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science from Santa Clara University, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is based in Berkeley, CA.

Kathleen Sebelius
Former Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services

Kathleen Sebelius has been engaged in health policy for decades in the public and private sectors. She served in President Obama’s cabinet at HHS Secretary and was elected statewide four times in Kansas as Governor and Insurance Commissioner. Currently, Sebelius is the CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC. She serves on the boards of directors of Devoted Health, Exact Sciences, Myovant Sciences, and several private health sector interests. She continues policy work with the Kaiser Family Fund and co-leads the Health Strategy Group for the Aspen Institute. Sebelius lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her husband, Gary. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.
David Marchick

David Marchick
Center for Presidential Transition

David Marchick is a retired executive from the Carlyle Group serving in a volunteer role as Director of the Center for Presidential Transition at the Partnership for Public Service.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and serves as a Senior Of Counsel at the firm Covington & Burling.  He also serves on a number of corporate and nonprofit boards of directors.

Alex Ruoff
Bloomberg Government

Alex Ruoff covers all things health care for Bloomberg Government, focusing on how Capitol Hill shapes health policy. He came to Bloomberg in 2013 to write about health IT and joined the Congress team in 2013.

Shaun Courtney
Bloomberg Government

Shaun Courtney is a transportation reporter, covering congressional and regulatory news. Shaun also reports on new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and drones. She has appeared on TV for Bloomberg and ABC’s Government Matters, and on Bloomberg and Sirius XM radio programs, among others. She was previously a student journalist with The Washington Post and the Investigative Reporting Workshop through American University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Investigative Journalism, both from American University.