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The White House
Office of the First Lady
For Immediate Release

East Wing Announcement

The White House today announced that White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard will be stepping down from his post next month following the Japan State Dinner. His replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.

Statement from Mrs. Obama:

“For the last four years, Jeremy has worked tirelessly to open the doors of the White House to as many people as possible and to make each and every event in the White House one to remember, not only for Barack and me, but for the tens of thousands of guests who pass through our doors each year.  I was lucky to have such a talented individual on my team, and I am equally lucky to have made a lifelong friend in Jeremy. Jeremy will be missed, and Barack and I wish him the very best in all of his future endeavors.” 

Statement from Jeremy Bernard:

“It has been an honor to serve the President and Mrs. Obama as Social Secretary for the last four years.  From State Dinners to Student Workshops to celebrating the holiday season, Mrs. Obama has welcomed every guest to the White House with her signature warmth, grace and style.  I feel so privileged to have worked for such an extraordinary President and First Lady.”