Secretary Rogers was a formidable force in Chicago’s business and community circles before joining the White House team. Along with her years of experience, an MBA from Harvard and contacts with anyone whose anyone, the New Orleans native brings a widespread expertise to the position.
“Desiree is a heavy hitter. She comes with her own range of contacts from around the country. She’s close to Michelle and she knows everyone who will be working in the West Wing, so she will be able to create a synergy,” says Senior Adviser to the President Valerie Jarrett to the Washington Post.