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Desiree Rogers named White House Social Secretary. The Rogers file.


An Obama press spokesman said Monday morning that Chicago business executive Desiree Rogers will be named White House social secretary. The Washington Post's Lois Romano has a full story.

1. Present: Allstate Financial in the role of President of Social Networking.

2. In 1997, Rogers joined Peoples and was elected president of the company in 2004. During her tenure, she led the integration of Peoples and North Shore Gas into the $7 billion Integrys Energy Group in 2006.

3. Rogers served as Director of the Illinois Lottery.

4. Business boards: Rogers serves on the Board of Directors of Allstate Life Insurance Company, Equity Residential and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

5. Civic boards: Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for both Lincoln Park Zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry, and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Over the past few years, Rogers was named one of the "Top 25 Women to Watch" by Crain's Chicago Business (2007) and one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful African American Business [WOMEN]" (2007), and one of the "Top 75 Most Powerful Blacks in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise. Rogers earned a master of business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor of arts in political science from Wellesley College.


Ok..WOW!!!! Good choice Mr. President Elect. Does she need an assistant?????

What is a social secretary? Is this hard taxpayer money at work?

I wonder if this is the same Desiree who while single worked for a time as a Supervisor with ATT in Chicago?


Its good to see that our new leader is not leaving any stone un-turned, and is getting the best that America has to offer to help he and our First Lady bring America back to the strong country that we were destined to be!

So pleased to hear Desiree Rogers will be the White House Social
Secretary. As i was cheering the news on NPR, Thursday January 30th I caught the direction of African art a priority in expanding the existing collection. Please contact me regarding this as i have paintings that may be of interest.
Thanks for your help and congratulations on the appointment, Desiree.

Sincerely, Estherly Allen

It is eminent that God has manifested your exalted position in this period of time that you may share your blessings to the world.I am a legend singer, writer, recording artis of Pop, R&b, Jazz,and Swing music. But i recieved a message, that i should write songs that educate our children, that adult's could also recognize in this moral poetic style of Music. maby there is somthing i can contribute. Warm Regards Mark Greene orginal leed singer of "The Moments"

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