July 12 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump selected Shahira Knight as his new director of legislative affairs on Thursday.
The White House announced Knight will take on the role of Trump's primary liaison to Congress from Marc Short.
Knight had most recently worked as deputy director of the National Economic Council, where she helped writeTrump's sweeping tax reform plan.
Kelly described Short as "an integral part of the White House staff" ahead of his last day on Friday.
"We will miss his profound expertise, commitment to the taxpayers, and leadership," said Kelly.
Short announced his plans to resign in June and said he "will be forever indebted to President Trump" for his opportunities, including the chance to "confirm more appeals court judges than any Administration in its first two years."