Her departure comes at a time of broader, high profile personnel changes inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with chief of staff Ron Klain and communications director Kate Bedingfield both announcing their own exits in recent weeks. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh became the first cabinet official to willingly depart as well.
At the White House, Frank managed external political relationships with different political stakeholders, including elected officials from both parties and longtime supporters of Biden. She also oversaw all political invitations to White House events, such as receptions and celebrations at the residence — and went on every domestic trip Biden has taken as president.
“Carla has loyally and capably served President Biden for many years,” deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement. “Her smarts, competence, and work ethic have been an enormous asset to all of us from the campaign to the inauguration to now, which is why we’ve relied on her for so much.” White House counselor Steve Ricchetti said that throughout her time working for Biden, Frank “made his allies feel like part of the Biden family.”
Early in her career, Frank worked in finance for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Starting in 2017, she entered Biden world and was one of two employees at Biden’s American Possibilities PAC where she worked to build a slate of more than 100 endorsements of candidates and designed Biden’s campaign travel schedule. More recently, she was director of ballot access and delegate operations for the Biden campaign and also worked on the inaugural committee.
Frank is a graduate of Georgetown and last November married White House digital director Rob Flaherty with a number of top White House officials in attendance.