Melania Trump picks Washington social secretary, chief of staff

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White House has confirmed that Melania Trump now has a social secretary. The first lady of the United Stated has appointed Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd, a Washington event planner, to the task.

In a statement, the FLOTUS said she is looking forward to sharing her ideas and traditions of entertaining and social hospitality to the White House, which she now considers her new home. Now, she is more excited to execute the task with her new social secretary by her side.

“Rickie brings with her over 22 years of solid diplomatic, political and social entertaining experience,” Trump said. She believes that her choice has a vast experience to take on her new role.

A statement from the White House indicated that Lloyd will be involved in overseeing all social events and gatherings. These include state dinners and the White House Easter Egg Roll, which is an annual game-filled event hosted for families.

Also known as Rickie, the FLOTUS’ social secretary has previously worked for US President Donald Trump. She has helped grace his Inauguration Day celebrations.

Lloyd, 46, has worked as an account executive at a Washington event planning business, Design Cuisine, for more than two decades. Her job required her to coordinate events at the State Department and for previous Republican and Democratic inaugurals.

The FLOTUS’ social secretary is married to Thomas Lloyd, the grandson of Rachel Lambert Mellon, the New York Times has noted. Mellon helped former FLOTUS Jacqueline Kennedy redesign the White House Rose Garden. The latter is the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F Kennedy.

Last week, Trump has named Lindsay Reynolds as her chief of staff. Reynolds had previously dealt with the inner workings of the White House under Former US President George W Bush as she served as an associate director.

In a statement, the White House expressed confidence that the newly appointed chief of staff “brings over fourteen years of experience in political fundraising, event management, and logistical expertise” to her new task. The FLOTUS has assured that she is putting together a professional and highly experienced team.

Reynolds is tasked to represent the first lady in White House. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve as the first lady's chief of staff,” she told the Washington Post. She said staffing the White House Visitors Office and opening the executive mansion for public tours are her priorities.