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Chicago Friend Named as White House Social Secretary

desiree-rogers Desiree Rogers, a prominent Chicago businesswoman and Harvard MBA, will be named the first African American White House social secretary, sources in the presidential transition office said yesterday.

Rogers, 49, is a friend of Michelle and President-elect Barack Obama’s, and a leader in Chicago corporate and civic circles; her appointment signals that the first couple consider the job crucial to how they introduce themselves to the country and the globe. She was a major fundraiser for Obama.

Last week, Desiree Rogers hosted Valerie Jarrett’s birthday party that included the president-elect and Michelle Obama. ‘She has extraordinary flair and exquisite taste,’ Jarrett said. ‘My party was perfect — she had my favorite food, my favorite flowers.’

‘The president-elect and Mrs. Obama wanted a social secretary with extraordinary accomplishment who would bring vision and a fresh approach to the White House,’ said Stephanie Cutter, spokeswoman for the presidential transition.

In January, Desiree hosted a $1,000-a-person fundraiser for Obama that attracted 600 people.  “Welcome Back Barry”  See:  http://chicagoist.com/2008/01/09/welcome_back_ba.php

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/23/AR2008112302555.html

Posted:  11.24.08

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