April 12, 2011

White House Communications Reorganization, New Hires Announced

White House From Politico’s Mike Allen, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer announced the following new hires, amid a reorganization of the White House communications shop:

Kate Bedingfield will transition to one of the three new Associate Communications Directors positions from the White House Regional Media operation.

Sandra Abrevaya will join Kate as an Associate Communications Director, from the U.S. Department of Education.

According to Pfeiffer, Bedingfield and Abrevaya will work in coordination with the press office, cabinet affairs and the policy and outreach teams to help manage communications aspects of Administration initiatives including policy rollouts, proactive planning and amplification around presidential announcements.

Pfeiffer also announced that they will begin transitioning the regional desks to the press office, reporting to Josh Earnest.

Bobby Whithorne also joined this week as Writer, with point responsibility for talking points, releases and other roll-out / event-related writing. Whithorne comes to the White House from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Public Affairs. 

Finally, Pfeiffer announced that the constituency desks will be reporting to Jen Psaki.  (Politico)

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