LOS ANGELES (CNS)—Los Angeles native Dee Dee Myers will become the chief economic and business adviser for California Gov. Gavin Newsom, it was announced Dec. 12.
Myers was the White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton's first term—the first woman to hold the position—and was recently a top executive for Warner Bros. Her $200,000 per year position with Newsom does not require Senate confirmation.
"California is the world's fifth-largest economy and the gateway to the rest of the world,'' Newsom said. "While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our economy, California will bounce back thanks to our incredible assets and our spirit of innovation. An economic recovery that lifts all Californians will require us to work together. With more than three decades of experience in both the public and private sectors—in California and nationally—Dee Dee brings an ability to work across sectors, ensuring that our recovery is built upon common ground and common solutions.''
Myers, 59, joined the Newsom administration in May as a volunteer at the peak of the COVID-19 public health crisis working to support the governor and his team, including the Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. Previously, she served as executive vice president of Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Warner Bros.