President Barack Obama said that he will appoint Ron Klain, as his ‘Ebola Czar’ or the ‘Ebola Response Coordinator’. He felt that Ron was competent enough to be that one single individual who can coordinate the federal response to any Ebola outbreak threat in the US. Obama was quoted as saying, “It may make sense for us to have one person … so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s going forward.”
White House press secretary got specific about the chosen person for the job He said, “I think what you can assume Mr. Klain’s role will be is an important, high-level implementation role. Ultimately, it will be his responsibility to make sure that all the government agencies who are responsible for aspects of this response, that their efforts are carefully integrated. He will also be playing a role in making sure the decisions get made.”
Ron Klain assumed the position from October 17, 2014. He is an American lawyer and political operative who has worked as Chief of Staff to two vice-presidents Al Gore and Joseph Biden. Kevin Spacey portrayed his character in the HBO movie ‘Recount’ a movie based on the 2000 Presidential Election.
Ron Klain is married to Monica Medina, an environmentalist and social activist. She is also the special assistant to the secretary of Defense. The couple have three children, Hannah, Michael and Daniel; and reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland.