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Obamas, Bidens Host White House Luau For Members Of Congress
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers arrives at a luau for members of Congress and their families on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on June 25, 2009. In a celebration of the president's home state, the South Lawn was decorated with tiki torches and palm huts and the meal prepared by famous Hawaiian chef Alan Wong. (UPI Photo/Chip Somodevilla/Pool)
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Desirée Glapion Rogers (born June 16, 1959) is an American public relations executive. In November 2008 she was selected by Barack Obama's office as the White House Social Secretary for the incoming administration, the first person of African American descent to serve in this function. On February 26, 2010, the Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reported that she plans to step down.

Rogers was born on June 16, 1959 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the daughter of the late Roy Glapion and his wife Joyce. Her father was the former director of sports for the New Orleans Public Schools and a member of the New Orleans City Council. Her mother ran day-care centers. She has one brother, Roy A. Glapion, a businessman who is active in civic life in New Orleans.

Rogers graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans in 1977. She earned a Bachelor's degree in political science from Wellesley College in 1981. Rogers earned a MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985.

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