Episode 18: Office of Scheduling & Advance

If managing your personal appointment calendar is a struggle, imagine what it must be like for the President of the United States? From daily meetings, to promoting policies in speeches across the country, to elaborate trips abroad, the Office of Scheduling and Advance at the White House makes sure the president is in the right place at the right time. We wanted to know how the office works day to day and what their responsibilities are so we asked a former Director of the office, Alyssa Mastromonaco to give us an inside look.

Alyssa recently wrote a book about her experience working in the White House under President Obama, first as Director of Scheduling and Advance and then as the youngest female Deputy Chief of Staff. It's called: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work at the White House.

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