Obama White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki Departs for GSG
First reported by Politico’s Mike Allen, White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki is departing to become Senior Vice President / Managing Director at the well-known Democratic polling firm Global Strategy Group. Her first day is Oct. 17 and her last day at the White House was Sept. 22.
According to Politico’s Allen, “Psaki, 32, started with the Obama campaign as Deputy Press Secretary in February 2007, then became Traveling Press Secretary in the Fall. She flew to 47 states (all but Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama) and five countries with the then-Senator.
Psaki, a native of Greenwich, CT and a 2000 graduate of the College of William and Mary, according to the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, previously served at the “Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), as well as on the re-election bids of Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).
Here’s a July 2011 profile of Psaki in her hometown Greenwich magazine.
Allen reports that Psaki hopes to be an Obama surrogate in the 2012 cycle. (Politico & the Washington Post)