April 22, 2011

White House Director of Press Advance Lillie Heads to NY, Replaced by Maska

Katie Lillie First reported in Politico’sPlaybook”, Katie Lillie (pictured at left) will depart the White House on April 27 after serving as Director of Press Advance for New York, where she will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

Lillie served on the Obama campaign and previously for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS).  She is a graduate of Kenyon College.

Johanna Maska Her replacement at the White House is senior press lead Johanna Maska (pictured at right), who joined the Obama team in Iowa in June 2007.  She has the distinction of having served as the press lead on both Iowa Caucus night and on Election Day in 2008, where she witnessed then-Sen. Obama voting.

Maska is a native of Galesburg, KS and a 2004 graduate of the University of Kansas.  Her hometown newspaper, the Galesburg Register-Mail, wrote about her when she first began working at the White House.  (Politico’s “Playbook”)


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