Friday, February 26, 2010

First Lady's Social Secretary to Step Down

Statement from the President and the First Lady on Desiree Rogers

"We are enormously grateful to Desiree Rogers for the terrific job she's done as the White House Social Secretary. When she took this position, we asked Desiree to help make sure that the White House truly is the People's House, and she did that by welcoming scores of everyday Americans through its doors, from wounded warriors to local schoolchildren to NASCAR drivers. She organized hundreds of fun and creative events during her time here, and we will miss her. We thank her again for her service and wish her all the best in her future endeavors." FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--February 26, 2010

ABC reports that Julianna Smoot is in the lead to take Desiree Rogers' position as White House Social Secretary. Rogers announced her resignation on Friday and will step down next month.

Smoot worked as national finance director for Obama's presidential campaign, and is currently U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk's chief of staff.

Courtesy: Huffington Post

Updated: Saturday, February 27, 2010

White House confirms Smoot appointment On Saturday,, the White House released a press release confirming Smoot will be White House Social secretary:

The White House today announced Julianna Smoot has been named Deputy Assistant to the President and Social Secretary. She joins the White House staff from the office of U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, where she serves as Chief of Staff.

“Julianna shares our commitment to creating an inclusive, dynamic and culturally vibrant White House, and Michelle and I are pleased to have her join our team,” the President said.

Courtesy: Huffington Post