RNC's Spicer Named White House Press Secretary
The most coveted job in communications, White House Press Secretary, has been earned by well-known and well-liked flack Sean Spicer (@seanspicer), who has served as RNC chief strategist and communications director over the past two presidential cycles.
The announcement was made Thursday by the Trump-Pence transition team in a brief news release.
In addition to Spicer, the following senior White House communications roles were announced:
Jason Miller, Director of Communications
Hope Hicks, Director of Strategic Communications
Dan Scavino, Director of Social Media
All four individuals will share “Assistant to the President” titles.
“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition. I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again,” President-elect Donald Trump said in the release.
Spicer’s road to White House Press Secretary includes several grueling years at the RNC, but his career did not begin there.
Before that he worked on Capitol Hill, as Communications Director for the House Republican Conference from 2005-2006, as Communications Director for the House Budget Committee from 2002-2005, and as Director of Incumbent Retention for the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC).
He holds a Master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Bachelor’s in Government from Connecticut College.
In 1999, Spicer joined the Navy Reserves, where he holds the rank of Commander.
He is a native of Barrington, RI. (The Hill / PF reporting)