White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Dr. John C. Fleming of Minden, Louisiana, serves as Assistant to the President for Planning and Implementation in the Office of the Chief of Staff.
Dr. Fleming served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, and as head of EDA. Dr. Fleming was responsible for fulfilling the agency’s mission of leading the federal economic development agenda. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Dr. Fleming served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overseeing technology modernization efforts.
A four term U.S. Congressman serving Louisiana’s 4th Congressional district from January 2009, to January 2017.
Fleming is also a physician, businessman and former Webster Parish coroner. His public career includes medical service in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Fleming earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi, and his M.D. at the University of Mississippi. He’s also a second cousin (five generations removed) to the former House Speaker Henry Clay of Kentucky.