Madeleine Westerhout currently serves as the Executive Director for Operations at American Global Strategies LLC.
Prior to joining AGS, Ms. Westerhout served in the Trump Administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the President of the United States, where she functioned as the primary gatekeeper to the President. In this role, Ms. Westerhout managed the President’s calls, flow of schedule, and overall run of the Oval Office.
Ms. Westerhout was later promoted to Special Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations. In this capacity, she operated as the liaison between the Oval Office and West Wing offices, Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, the President’s re-election Campaign, the national party committee, and many other stakeholders. Ms. Westerhout also had the privilege of advancing foreign trips for both the President and the First Lady.
After leaving the White House, Ms. Westerhout authored Off the Record, a memoir detailing her time in the Administration. Off the Record was endorsed by a number of senior members of the Administration, including President Trump himself. Leading up to the 2020 election, she wrote several opinion editorials and appeared on television and radio programs offering insight on life inside the White House.
Ms. Westerhout began her career at the Republican National Committee, serving both the Finance Director and Chief of Staff for four years. In these roles she worked closely with major donors, Members of Congress, and all primary presidential candidates in the 2016 election cycle.
Madeleine is originally from Orange County, California and holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.