Jill Biden taps a new press secretary

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(CNN)The East Wing volition denote Thursday that Vanessa Valdivia has been tapped arsenic Jill Biden's caller property secretary, her communications manager Elizabeth Alexander told CNN.

"Vanessa's operation of strategical communications skills, expertise, and experience, arsenic good arsenic her committedness to nationalist service, volition marque her a tremendous summation to our team," said Alexander.

Biden's erstwhile property secretary, Michael LaRosa, resigned successful July. LaRosa had been Biden's property caput since September 2019 during the statesmanlike campaign, and joined successful the aforesaid relation aft President Joe Biden's inauguration.

    Valdivia -- who volition besides clasp the rubric of peculiar adjunct to the President -- comes to the East Wing from Capitol Hill, wherever she has been communications manager for California Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla. She besides had stints with Democratic Sens. Gary Peters of Michigan and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, and she was lawman communications manager for New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker's statesmanlike campaign. In 2016, Valdivia worked connected Hillary Clinton's tally for the White House.

      Valdivia is joined to Chris Meagher, the lawman White House property secretary. A California native, Valdivia is the girl of Mexican-Nicaraguan immigrants, according to a merchandise from the East Wing.

      "We look guardant to welcoming her successful the coming weeks," said Alexander.

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