Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) has announced a new Chief of Staff, Bo Machayo.
Prior to being appointed as Chief of Staff, Machayo was the Strategic Advisor of External Engagement at the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), a U.S. government agency dedicated to supporting African-led, African-driven development solutions via catalytic financial investments and local technical assistance to African grassroots communities and local enterprises, Randall said in a release.
Before joining USADF, he served as the Principal Deputy Associate Director for Public Engagement at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In this role, he helped open two-way dialogue, ensuring that environment, climate change and energy issues were heard within the Administration, and even more importantly, helping the concerns be translated into action internationally.
Machayo also previously served at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he assisted the Chief of Staff in coordinating efforts to advance collaboration between DHS departments/agencies, the White House, the news media, members of Congress, industry executives, labor organizations, local governments, foreign embassies and missions. He worked on Capitol Hill as an aide to Congressman Frank Wolf and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, maintaining relationships with constituents and advising and supporting legislative priorities including: education, health, labor, homeland and social security.
He received the distinction of a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and is currently the Curator for Washington DC Hub I. He graduated from Wake Forest University with two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Economics and International Politics & Affairs and speaks three languages.
Inspired by his background as a first-generation African American with parents from Uganda and Kenya, he has remained involved serving in organizations that include a nonprofit organization he co-founded: Global Inheritance. For the past four years, he has enjoyed coaching elementary and middle school girls’ basketball. He also serves as a mentor to youth throughout Loudoun and Fairfax counties. He is the proud eldest son of Enid Mpumwire-Machayo and oldest sibling of four; one younger brother, and two little sisters.
Machayo is taking over as Chief of Staff following the July 24 resignation of Jeanine Arnett who now serves as Executive Director of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated.