President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have made history yet again. The political duo has named a senior communications staff made up entirely of women.
Assisting the former Vice President, Jen Psaki will serve as the Press Secretary. Meanwhile, Kate Bedingfield and Pili Tobar will work as the White House Communications Directors. Also, Karine Jean Pierre will step into the role of Principal Deputy Press Secretary.
“These diverse, experienced, and talented women demonstrate President-elect Biden’s continued commitment to building an administration that looks like America and is ready to deliver results for working families on day one,” the Biden-Harris transition team said.
Helping out Kamala Harris, Ashley Etienne has been named Communications Director for the Vice President. Symone Sanders will step into the role of Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson for the Vice President.
“Our country is facing unprecedented challenges — from the coronavirus pandemic to the economic crisis, to the climate crisis, and a long-overdue reckoning over racial injustice. To overcome these challenges, we need to communicate clearly, honestly, and transparently with the American people, and this experienced, talented, and barrier-shattering team will help us do that,” the Vice President-Elect said.
Rounding out the senior staff, Elizabeth E. Alexander will work as the Communications Director for the First Lady.