Tina Flournoy was appointed as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition on March 24, 2023, for a 2-year term.
Flournoy was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She and her family — grandmother, mother, father, and 4 brothers — were all true sports fans. For Flournoy, it’s a passion that has endured throughout a career in government, labor, and politics. She has experienced firsthand the power sports has to bring people and communities together and to help young people become confident, healthy, and focused. Flournoy served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Kamala Harris. Prior to joining the Vice President’s staff, she served as Chief of Staff to former President Bill Clinton. In that role, she worked with the 42nd President to manage all his activities with the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock; the Clinton Foundation; his multiple television, digital, and written engagements; and all other business, political, and personal interests. Throughout this period, President Clinton’s office worked with numerous strategic partners in the United States and around the globe to develop and implement projects to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire lasting civic engagement.
Previously, Flournoy oversaw public policy and political strategy for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in the office of the international union’s President. Specifically, she was responsible for political mobilization, government relations, human rights, and community development. She was also the liaison to elected officials, civic organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and advocacy groups for AFT. Flournoy clerked for The Honorable Julia Cooper Mack of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Additionally, she served as Chief Counsel in both the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and the 1992 Presidential Transition Office. She was Counsel for the Democratic National Committee and General Counsel for the 1992 Democratic National Convention. She received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.