NewsElections Kellyanne Conway, Trump's counselor to the president: What to know By Nicole Brown email@example.com Updated January 20, 2017 12:56 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Kellyanne Conway is heading to the White House. Donald Trump named her counselor to the president on Dec. 22, 2016, ensuring that she will continue to be a close adviser to him. She was previously Trump's third campaign manager, helping him win the election. Conway is the first woman to have led a GOP presidential campaign. In a statement, Trump said Conway "played a crucial role" in his victory. "She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message," he added. Conway, an established pollster, has also worked with many other Republicans in the past. Here's a little more to know about her. She is from New Jersey Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan Conway was born in south New Jersey in 1967. She was raised by her mother, grandmother and two of her aunts after her parents divorced when she was 3 years old. She went to St. Joseph High School in Hammonton. She graduated from Trinity College and George Washington University Photo Credit: Getty Images / Michael Bocchieri Conway graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., with a degree in political science. She then earned a law degree from George Washington University Law School. She founded The Polling Co. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mandel Ngan In 1995, Conway founded The Polling Co. The research and consulting firm conducts research on attitudes, expectations, behaviors and motivations of the population. It has done work with a number of Republicans, including former Vice President Dan Quayle, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. She is married to lawyer George Conway III Photo Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan Conway is married to George Conway III, and they have four children. They live in Alpine, New Jersey. George Conway is a lawyer for the firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. He was one of the lawyers who worked on Paula Jones' case against former President Bill Clinton. He also allegedly leaked information about the case to The Drudge Report at the time. She co-authored a book about women Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Mandel Ngan Conway is the co-author of "What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live," published in 2005. She and Democratic political strategist Celinda Lake, the book's other author, "had found themselves on opposite sides of some of the country's most polarizing debates," the preface of their book reads, but the two collaborated to try to answer the question of what women in America want. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Meet Trump's Cabinet and top appointmentsTrump has had to fill some positions twice. 8 things to know about Melania TrumpThe first lady moved to Washington, D.C. in June. Trump's family tree: Who's whoFrom his five children to his five siblings, get to know Team Trump. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.