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Jill Biden announces more key staff for East Wing

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Incoming first lady Jill Biden continues to round out her East Wing staff, announcing Thursday key hires in both her press office as well as a new executive director of her Joining Forces initiative.

(CNN)Incoming first lady Jill Biden continues to round out her East Wing staff, announcing Thursday key hires in both her press office as well as a new executive director of her Joining Forces initiative.

The announcement signals the return of the military support platform Biden co-founded as second lady with Michelle Obama, and indicates Biden intends to put focus on the military and military families.

Brosius currently serves as the military families lead on the Biden-Harris Transition Team, and she was deputy director of Joining Forces under Obama.

Biden also named Michael La Rosa as her press secretary.

La Rosa most recently served as her press secretary on the campaign and transition, acting as chief spokesperson for Biden.

Biden also adds to the White House social office, bringing on Liz Hart, who will serve as deputy White House social secretary.

Hart will work under incoming social secretary Carlos Elizondo, whose role was announced by the Biden team in November.

Hart was part of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention team, acting as a coordinating producer before transitioning to executive producer of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' virtual event studios on the Biden-Harris campaign and transition.

Other staff announcements include Gina Lee, currently deputy director of of Jill Biden's inauguration committee office.

Jordan Montoya will fill the role of director of advance and trip director, a position she held in addition to senior aide for Dr. Biden on the Biden-Harris campaign.

Biden also adds deputy policy director Vanessa Lion, who was previously briefings director for both the campaign and the transition.

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