Chief of Staff
Mohsin Syed serves as the Secretary's Chief of Staff. Syed previously served as the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the Department, having been confirmed by the U.S. Senate by voice-vote. He previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental affairs. Prior to his positions within the Department, Syed served for over six years as a staffer on Capitol Hill, including as the Majority Chief Counsel for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Minority Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Legislative Counsel for Senator Bill Nelson. Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Syed worked as a career Attorney-Advisor within the Department's Office of the General Counsel, as an attorney in private practice, and as an intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency.