Former Vice President Joe Biden has tapped Jen O’Malley Dillon as his new campaign manager as he cements his front-runner status in the Democratic primary and begins to prepare for a fierce general election race against President Trump.

O’Malley Dillon, whose hiring was first reported Thursday by The Washington Post and later confirmed by the Biden campaign, is a well-known Democratic Party operative. She served as a deputy campaign manager for former President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and as executive director for the Democratic National Committee during his first four years in office.

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More recently, she helped lead former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) failed presidential bid and has since served as an informal adviser to Biden’s campaign.

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