Incoming White House Social Secretary

In the news today…Ms. Desiree Rogers was announced as Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary.  The Social Secretary position is a big deal because she will be at the table when all invites are made for social events for the President and First Lady.

Desiree Rogers

Desiree Rogers

Additionally, she and her small staff are responsible for the efficient execution of all social events and ceremonies at the White House.  This is arguably the most premier protocol position in government.  Ms. Rogers will deal with dignitaries of all types (Heads of state, elected officials, celebrities, military, children–Easter Egg Roll & T-Ball game) and other honorees and visitors to the “people’s house.”

(L-R) Desiree Rogers, Valerie Jarrett, Future Senior Policy Advisor; and Ebony/Jet mogul Linda Johnson-Rice

(L-R) Desiree Rogers, Valerie Jarrett, Future Senior Policy Advisor; and Ebony/Jet mogul Linda Johnson-Rice

Congrats to Ms. Rogers.  Her job will be super tough with all the people bucking to get into the White House during the future Obama administration.  More on the announcement here, here, and Black Socialite blog here.

I think it’s also neat that her last position was as President of Social Networking for Allstate Financial.

I look forward to working with Ms. Johnson in the White House as a Military Social Aide.

UPDATE:  More background from her days in New Orleans.

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6 Responses to Incoming White House Social Secretary

  1. Gelly says:

    Desiree is most notable in CHI as the President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. She is an amazing leader, and trusted figure in Chicago business.

    Glad you recognized her in your blog.

    http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1135479573&channel=717773684

    Angela

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  3. rikyrah says:

    This is a great ‘ first’. I’m tickled to pieces about it.

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  5. Najmah says:

    Thanks for this info MBC, III. Congrats to Ms. Rogers – she appears to be an excellent choice.

  6. JohnBMal says:

    I cant believe Obama is using the brown paper bag test for his black appointees …

    http://africauncensored.com/brown-paper-test.html

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