First lady Melania Trump announced Friday the hiring of Timothy Harleth for the role of chief usher, a key position in the executive residence. The search for the new chief usher didn’t stray far from the White House; Harleth was until recently the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
“I am pleased that Timothy will be joining our team,” the first lady said in a statement. “I selected him because of his impressive work history and management skills. My husband and I know he will be successful in this vital role within the White House.”
The most recent chief usher, Angella Reid, who abruptly departed the White House in early May, spent more than two decades with Ritz-Carlton. Before she was hired by the Obamas, she was general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City.
Melania recently fired the previous usher, a nonpolitical position. https://t.co/6cFHj0283m
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