In mid-April 2015, the United States' White House announced that Philadelphia-native Deesha Dyer had been promoted to Special Assistant to the President and Social Secretary. This is a considerable leap for a woman who started as a young White House intern in 2009, then served as Deputy Director and Hotel Program Director in the Obama administration's White House Office of Scheduling and Advance. Mostly though, Dyer's new job is just one more step in the fine career of a Philadelphian who was a club promoter and a freelance reporter.
In a White House press release dated April 16, 2015, President Obama stated, "Deesha shares our commitment to a White House that reflects America’s history, highlights our culture, and celebrates all Americans. Michelle and I look forward to working with her in this new role as we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world to the People’s House."
Full disclosure: between working in club promotions and writing for Philadelphia City Paper, I've known Ms. Dyer since the 1990s, as she too was employed in similar positions. If I didn’t see her promoting events (usually socially conscious or politically-themed parties) at establishments such as Brave New World, Fluid or Shampoo, I would read her articles – usually about local DJs and producers – in the pages of City Paper. Dyer was a tireless worker in tune with what was going on around her sonically and socially, and Glamorosi Magazine wishes her all the best.
Photo via Whitehouse.gov
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015