Andrew Card is an American businessman, advisor and President George W. Bush’s first Chief of Staff. He assisted the President with many of his policy decisions and managed the daily operations of the White House staff. From 1989 to 1992, Card served in President George H. W. Bush’s administration as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. He served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs.
From 1992 until 1993, Card served as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush. In August 1992, he coordinated the administration’s disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. He is known to have headed the White House Iraq Group (WHIG), whose members include Karl Rove, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Condoleezza Rice, Karen Hughes and Mary Matalin. This group is known for controlling public relations for the Iraq War. In 2006, Andrew was elected to the railroad’s Board of Directors, increasing the board’s size to 10 members.