Allstate's Desiree Rogers named White House social secretary.
Allstate Corp.'s president of social networking will now be planning events at the White House.
Desiree Rogers has been named by President-elect Barack Obama as special assistant to the president and White House social secretary, according to the Office of the President-elect. She will be the first African-American woman to hold the position.
Rogers, 49, a member of Allstate Financial's executive committee, took over the firm's newly created position of president of social networking six months ago. The Chicago businesswoman was responsible for building a social network to connect middle-market consumers, Allstate said at the time of her hire.
Rogers, an Obama friend, worked on the campaign's fundraising team. She has a master's in business administration from Harvard University and has served as president of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas well director of the Illinois Lottery.
She is a board member of the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Museum of Science and Industry and the 2016 Olympic Cultural Committee, which is working to bring the Games to Chicago.
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|Title Annotation:||People in Insurance|
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2009|
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