It’s no surprise Deesha Dyer, former Deputy Social Secretary, was snagged as the newest White House Secretary. In addition to praise from First Lady Michelle Obama, who was impressed with Dyer’s “relentless competence,” Dyer embodied superior qualities with impressive roles at the White House, beginning as an intern in the Scheduling Office at the age of 31.
Relentlessly ascending up the political ladder, the 37-year-old went from the associate director of scheduling correspondence, to hotel program director to deputy social secretary, to now one of the most high-profile roles in the East Wing. The Philadelphia native will oversee the parties and public events held almost daily at the White House and work directly with President Obama.
Dyer, who got her start in music and hip-hop culture writing, is the second African American woman to hold the esteemed position after Desirée Rogers, who currently serves as the CEO of Johnson Publishing Company. Congrats, Deesha.