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White House Communications Director to Hop to Commerce

By Ed O'Keefe

By Michael D. Shear in The Post's 44 blog:

White House Communications Director Ellen Moran is leaving her post to become the chief of staff at the Commerce Department, becoming the first of President Obama's top advisers to depart his inner circle, White House sources said.

Moran, the former executive director of Emily's List, was one of the few top White House advisers who was not a longtime part of Obama's entourage. Most of the other top jobs in the West Wing went to senior campaign advisers or longtime friends.

In a statement, Obama said: "I thank Ellen Moran for her leadership during these first critical months of my administration, and I am pleased she will serve as chief of staff at the Department of Commerce. Her management and strategic skills will ensure that Secretary Locke, an important member of my economic team, gets off to a fast start."

As communications director, Moran was involved in developing Obama's early press strategy and in helping to roll out the president's ambitious agenda.

But she was rarely in the spotlight, overshadowed by press secretary Robert Gibbs, who performs the daily news briefing, and by Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy, who worked with the president throughout the campaign.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | April 21, 2009; 8:27 PM ET
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door  
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