What's next for White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers?
What's an enterprising ex-White House Social Secretary to do? If she's smart, Desirée Rogers can leverage her year as the nation's top party planner into a whole new career.
The gold standard: Letitia Baldrige, who turned her tenure working for Jackie Kennedy into a 50-year social and etiquette industry: She's written 20 books, given speeches all over the globe and consulted on all things tasteful and elegant.
Former Bloomingdale's exec Ann Stock, who worked for Hillary Clinton, went from the White House to veep at the Kennedy Center for a dozen years; she's currently awaiting Senate confirmation as assistant secretary of state for education and cultural affairs. Her successor, Capricia Marshall, worked for Hillary's Senate and presidential campaigns before being named chief of protocol last year.
Rogers, well known for her impeccable taste and haute couture wardrobe, could easily segue into a high-profile corporate position, something in the fashion industry -- or head back to Chicago and just chill.
"I was perfectly happy to resume my old life," said Lea Berman, who worked for Laura Bush. "I see my friends, I travel with my husband and I know what my kids are up to -- which I didn't back then."
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March 1, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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