Desirée Rogers

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White House Social Secretary Will Step Down

Desiree Rogers presided over state dinner that drew party crashers

(Newser) - White House social secretary Desiree Rogers will leave her position next month. Rogers says she feels comfortable leaving because her principle goal—changing the White House into a more open "people's house"—had largely been achieved, she tells the Chicago Sun-Times . But her tenure will be best remembered... More »

Obamas' Chicago Pal to be Social Secretary

Desirée Rogers will run White House functions

(Newser) - A Chicago businesswoman and close friend of the Obamas will be White House social secretary, the Tribune reports. Desirée Rogers, 49, will be the first African American to run functions and ceremonies at the president’s residence, working with the first lady. A Harvard MBA, Rogers has been a... More »

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