If any of us were actually expecting an invitation from the White House, this announcement ought to be enough to keep Sop’s tux, belle’s party dress, and my dancing shoes in the closet.
Desiree Rogers, a prominent Chicago businesswoman, is receiving loads of attention today. Barrack Obama named the 49-year-old Rogers as his White House social secretary this morning, making her the first African American to hold that position, like her boss.
Rogers happens to be a friend of Michelle and a major fundraiser for the Obama campaign.
She’ll leave her position managing social networking at Allstate Financial to join the cabinet.
Before that, Rogers managed the Illinois lottery in the 1990s, appearing on TV as a show host and becoming a local celebrity of sorts.
As social secretary, she’ll use her Rolodex of social and professional contacts to organize White House events. The job encompasses everything from arranging parties for the First Lady and president to staging state dinners.
Hey, Sop, you think she has a degree in sociology or anthropology?