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.
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.”
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.