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Melody Barnes was born on 29 April, 1964 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Discover Melody Barnes's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

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Age 57 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 29 April 1964
Birthday 29 April
Birthplace Richmond, Virginia, United States
Nationality United States

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Barnes is now co-director of University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative, a broad research, teaching and public affairs initiative tackling the most pressing issues facing democracies around the world. She is a professor of practice at UVA’s Miller Center, after having served since 2016 as a visiting professor and senior fellow there and a distinguished fellow at the School of Law.


In 2016, Barnes received the "Strong Men & Women in Virginia History" award from the Library of Virginia and Dominion Power.


After leaving the White House, Barnes became chief executive officer of Melody Barnes Solutions LLC, a strategy firm advising major financial institutions and other clients. She joined the boards of directors of Ventas, Inc. in 2014, and Booz Allen Hamilton in 2015.


In 2013, Barnes has also been vice provost for global student leadership initiatives at New York University, and senior fellow at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.


In November 2011, the White House announced that Barnes would be leaving. She departed in January 2012.


Barnes chaired the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, which in May 2010 released a 124-page report with 70 recommendations to combat the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States.


After Obama took office in January 2009, Barnes became Assistant to the President and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

In October 2009, Barnes played golf with Obama at Fort Belvoir, becoming the first woman to play golf with the president during Obama's presidency. (Obama had previously been criticized for previously playing golf and basketball only with male staffers).

On June 13, 2009, Barnes married Marland Buckner Jr., a former chief of staff to U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr., in Washington.


Barnes was senior domestic policy advisor to Senator Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign. After the election, Barnes served on the Obama-Biden Transition Project leadership team. Barnes served as co-director of the Agency Review Working Group for the transition.


In 2007, Barnes was featured in a Washingtonian magazine list of ten well-dressed Washington women.


From 2003 to July 2008, Barnes was at the Center for American Progress, a think tank. She was executive vice president for policy at the center from 2005 to 2008. Barnes was involved in the launch of the center's Initiative on Faith and Public Policy. She worked under CEO John D. Podesta, who later served as co-chairman of the Obama-Biden Transition Project.


Barnes was general counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 1998, and chief counsel from 1998 to 2003.


Barnes then worked at the Raben Group, where she lobbied for the American Civil Liberties Union, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, American Constitution Society, and Center for Reproductive Rights. Barnes served as director of legislative affairs at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as assistant counsel of the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights of the House Judiciary Committee. In the latter role, Barnes worked on the Voting Rights Improvement Act of 1992.


In 1989, Barnes began her career as an attorney with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City as an associate in corporate finance and financial institutions.


Barnes earned her B.A. with honors in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1989. Barnes is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.


Melody C. Barnes (born April 29, 1964) is an American lawyer and political advisor. Formerly an aide and chief counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barnes later worked at the Center for American Progress, a think tank, before joining Senator Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. After Obama took office as president, Barnes was appointed director of the Domestic Policy Council, serving in that post from January 2009 to January 2012. After leaving the White House, Barnes assumed roles at the Aspen Institute and New York University. Since 2016, she has been at the University of Virginia, where she teaches law and is the Co-Director of the UVA Democracy Initiative.

Barnes was born on April 29, 1964, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Barnes' father Charles H. Barnes Jr. was a civilian employee of the U.S. Army, and her mother Mary Frances Rogers Barnes (1934-2014) was a teacher.