Jim Messina, American former federal official. Named one of The 50 Most Powerful People in District of Columbia, Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine, 2009.
Messina, Jim was born in 1969 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Jan and Rick Heller (Stepfather).
Bachelor in Political Science, University Montana, 1993.
Chief of staff to Senator Mike Halligan United States Senate, Montana, 1995. Legislation assistant to Senator Max Baucus, United States Senate, Washington, 1995—1999, campaign manager, 2001, chief of staff, 2005—2008, to Republican Carolyn McCarthy, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1999—2001, to Senator Byron Dorgan, United States Senate, Washington, 2002—2005, United States Senate Finance Committee, Washington, 2005—2008. Director personnel Barack Obama Presidential Transition Team, 2008.
National chief of staff Obama for America. Deputy chief of staff to President The White House, Washington, 2009—2011.