Incoming White House Social Secretary

November 24, 2008

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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I visited…Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Boule

July 20, 2008
Ethel Hedgeman Lyle key founder of AKA

Ethel Hedgeman Lyle key founder of AKA

What an awesome sight?!  I visited a few events at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 100 year anniversary convention in Washington, DC.  Photos and video TBP.

Official dubbed the Centennial “Boule,” here are a few links about the event from the major publications:  The Convention. The March. The Barbie.  The Record-setting banquet.  The Michelle Obama acceptance and a blog post about it.

Video of the March here from FOX5 WTTG.  More media aggregated here.

This post will be updated later…after I download my pics and upload a bit of video