Regardless of who becomes President of the United States for the next four years, one thing is for sure: he will need to find a replacement for outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
2) Thomas Donilon
The only thing preventing him from landing a seat in the Cabinet is if Obama would prefer to keep him as his National Security Advisor.
Notable Credentials: Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (under Clinton).
3) Susan Rice