Our friends at Allstate can rest easy. Desiree Rogers has found a job! The news courtesy of the Huffington Post:
Former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers has been hired by struggling Chicago-based Johnson Publishing–the world’s largest African-American owned and operated publishing company.
The Root reported Friday that Rogers, who stepped down from her Obama Administration job following the 2009 White House state dinner gatecrasher debacle, would join Johnson Publishing as a consultant to get the company back on it’s feet. Rogers is a longtime friend of CEO Linda Johnson Rice:
The benefit of Rogers’ counsel and connections come at a time when Johnson Publishing, the world’s largest African-American owned and operated publishing company, has battled against steep advertising declines — like much of print media.
Wendy Parks, a spokeswoman for the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines, told The Root that Rogers would “assist with corporate strategy.”
This of course means Johnson Publishing will more than likely crash and burn sooner rather than later and begs the question about whether Desiree learned anything from her experience in DC. Michele Langevine Leib, another Huff Po blogger wrote this about Desiree back in March:
Some part of me is surprised that Rogers (who is no amateur) had not learned this lesson sooner. Yes, the fashion mags naturally all flocked to her……………..
Rogers should have had the good sense to, at some point, stop her voguing.
I can see this Desiree will be providing fodder for Slabbed banter for years to come. Dane, the pressure is easin’ on ya bro. 😉