Chris Lu, 49
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Hometown: Rockville, MD
How did you get here?
I've been blessed with supportive parents, a good education, a strong work ethic, and a lot of luck.
Who or what has been the greatest influence on your career?
My dad was an immigrant and a career federal employee. He instilled in me a love of politics and the importance of giving back to this country.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment during the Obama administration?
As the White House Cabinet Secretary during the first term, I was privileged to support the most effective and cohesive Cabinet in modern history.
Can you describe your time working for the Obama administration in 10 words?
Historic journey to create more opportunities for more people.
Complete the sentence: “When I’m not working, I…”
When I'm not working, I'm training for yet another marathon. I've completed 30 so far!