Jill Biden Announces Picks for Office of First Lady, Including Press Secretary

January 15, 2021 Updated: January 15, 2021

Incoming First Lady Jill Biden announced picks for her future office on Thursday, including her choice for press secretary.

Michael LaRosa will be Biden’s press secretary after serving as her chief spokesperson during the 2020 campaign.

LaRosa has also worked as communications director for the House Democratic Policy Communications Committee in the Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), as communications director for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and as a producer for MSNBC.

Biden is also adding Rory Brosius as executive director of Joining Forces, Liz Hart as deputy social secretary, Gina Lee as director of scheduling, Vanessa Lion as deputy policy director, Jordan Montoya as director of advance, and Garima Verma as digital director.

“With their varied and diverse backgrounds, these dedicated and accomplished public servants bring a shared commitment to building an administration that lifts up all Americans. Together, we will work to open the White House in new, inclusive, and innovative ways, reflecting more fully the distinct beauty of all our communities, cultures, and traditions. I am proud to announce these individuals and look forward to working alongside them each and every day,” Biden said in a statement.

Julissa Reynoso, tapped as Biden’s chief of staff, said the appointees “will work tirelessly for American families.”

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