A Middle East and Jewish community adviser to Barack Obama is joining the campaign staff full-time.
Daniel Shapiro was named senior policy adviser and Jewish outreach coordinator to the Obama campaign on Tuesday, after advising the candidate on such issues since early in the primary campaign.
The campaign announcement said Shapiro would be working with national Jewish vote director Eric Lynn to “augment and expand” the campaign’s Jewish outreach effort “through the creation of Jewish Community Leadership Councils in cities around the country.”
Shapiro has previously served as deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and on the staff of the National Security Council during the Clinton administration. He has also worked for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the former chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Lee Hamilton (D-Ind.).