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April 17, 2015

Philly Native announced as deputy social secretary to the White House

Deesha Dyer, also a graduate of Philadelphia University, is the second African-American woman to hold the post

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Deesha Dyer Carolyn Kaster/AP

In this photo taken April 15, 2015, Deesha Dyer walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington to attend the seventh annual White House Kitchen Garden Planting with first lady Michelle Obama.

There’s a new social director at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and she’s from Philadelphia.

The White House announced Thursday that it has promoted Deesha Dyer to social secretary.

Dyer, who was previously the deputy social secretary, is the second African-American woman to hold the post.

She will be in charge of planning everything from the annual Easter Egg Roll to opulent state dinners, along with numerous receptions, ceremonies and other events as well as serve as a special assistant to the president.

In a statement, First Lady Michelle Obama applauded Dyer’s success.

 “From the day Deesha started in the Social Office nearly two years ago, she impressed me with her passion, creativity, public-mindedness and relentless competence,” Michelle Obama said. “Since then, whether helping flawlessly execute state dinners, or going the extra mile to open the White House to people who never dreamed they would walk through these doors, Deesha has worked tirelessly to truly make the White House the ‘People’s House.’ I am thrilled that she has agreed to continue her service as our social secretary.”

 Dyer worked in corporate America and media for more than 10 years before going to the White House

 Read the full press release here.