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White House Social Secretary – no confirmation needed

Carlos Elizondo

by Deedra Abboud in Political
January 24, 2021 0 comments

President Biden named Carlos Elizondo to be his White House Social Secretary.

He is the first Hispanic individual and second openly gay person to hold the position.

The Position: Plans and manages all events hosted by President Biden and his family, including visits by world leaders, members of Congress, and other high-profile visitors.

A native of Harlingen, Texas, Carlos Elizondo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from the Pontifical College Josephinum.

From 2009 to 2017, Elizondo served as a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and as Social Secretary to Vice President Joe Biden and Second Lady Jill Biden.

In this role, he planned and managed all events which were hosted by Biden and his family, including visits by world leaders, members of Congress, and other high-profile visitors.

Outside of government, Elizondo worked as the director of events at Georgetown University and the manager of activities and protocol at Walt Disney World.

Elizondo resides in Washington, D.C. with his partner.

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