Deesha Dyer

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Deesha Dyer
Deesha Dyer in the Green Room of the White House after the completion of the France State Dinner.
White House Social Secretary
In office
May 9, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJeremy Bernard
Succeeded byAnna Cristina Niceta Lloyd
Personal details
Born (1978-01-15) January 15, 1978 (age 41)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materCommunity College of
, Milton Hershey School

Deesha Dyer (born 1978) is an American public servant who served as the White House Social Secretary for U.S. President Barack Obama from 2015 to 2017. Dyer also served as Deputy to the previous Social Secretary, Jeremy Bernard. Her White House career began as an intern in the Office of Scheduling and Advance in Fall 2009. She was the Obama administration's fourth social secretary and the second of African-American descent. Before working at the White House she worked as the executive assistant at the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and a freelance writer at the Philadelphia Citypaper. She is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][2][3]

Dyer won a 2017 NAACP Image Award for the BET special Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration.[4] She volunteers her time as the Executive Director of Philadelphia based teen girl travel group, In 2017, she was signed as a speaker to Outspoken Agency.[5] In 2018, she contributed a chapter to West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House recounting her experiences in the Obama White House.[6]

Dyer has been featured in national media outlets including TIME,[7] The New York Times, Elle,[8] Marie Claire,[9] Essence,[10] Vogue, Refinery29,[11] Forbes, The Root,[12] and Washington Post.[13]


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  3. ^ "White House Announces Deesha Dyer as Social Secretary". 16 April 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ "NAACP Image Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List". E! Online. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  5. ^ "Deesha Dyer". outspoken. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. ^ West Wingers |
  7. ^ "Meet the White House's New Social Secretary". Time. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  8. ^ "How I Went from a 31-Year-Old White House Intern To Barack Obama's Social Secretary". ELLE. 2018-01-10. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  9. ^ "Inside the Life of New White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer". Marie Claire. 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  10. ^ "Deesha Dyer Named New White House Social Secretary". Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  11. ^ "Meet The White House's New Chief Party Planner". Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  12. ^ Eromosele, Diana Ozemebhoya. "And the New White House Social Secretary Is ... Deesha Dyer". The Root. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  13. ^ Thompson, Krissah (2015-05-07). "How Deesha Dyer, a hip-hop lover from Philly, became social secretary". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-06-07.