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Angella Reid, first woman named chief usher at the White House (also first black female)
washington post ^ | 10/4/2011 | staff

Posted on 10/05/2011 4:39:38 AM PDT by tobyhill

There’s a new person in charge at the president’s pad — Angella Reid, just named the next chief usher of the White House.

Currently general manager of the Ritz-Carlton at Pentagon City, Reid will run the household staff and grounds at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. — a job that has inspired some long tenures: Born in Jamaica, Reid will be only the ninth usher since 1885, and the first woman. The last usher, Stephen W. Rochon, left this year to join the Department of Homeland Security, the White House said.

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1 posted on 10/05/2011 4:39:41 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Need photo to decide if she is Guilty.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 4:41:39 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: tobyhill

Need photo to decide if she is Guilty.


3 posted on 10/05/2011 4:41:44 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Surrounded_too

Photo at link.

Guilty.


4 posted on 10/05/2011 4:42:49 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: tobyhill

Oh My: I am just so surprised that Obama would pick a Black Woman to be usher at the White House.

Geez.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 4:51:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tobyhill

Born in Jamaica, so they are giving a foreign born person access to some very sensitive areas and information.


6 posted on 10/05/2011 4:51:47 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill
Whatever it takes to make flotus seem thin and pretty.
7 posted on 10/05/2011 4:52:38 AM PDT by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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To: driftdiver
so they are giving a foreign born person access to some very sensitive areas and information.

one word....HUMA

8 posted on 10/05/2011 4:56:28 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

ahh yes, after posting I thought people would raise BO himiself. But you are right, its not even limited to the White House.

At least Jamaica isn’t a terrorist sponsoring country.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 5:00:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
At least Jamaica isn’t a terrorist sponsoring country.

yet

10 posted on 10/05/2011 5:05:13 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill

Chief White House Usher. A title that is actually a prestigious position, but sounds like a crappy job....like Supreme Court Clerk.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 5:10:28 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: tobyhill
The last usher, Stephen W. Rochon, left this year to join the Department of Homeland Security

Is it just me?...what does running a household staff have to do with homeland security?

12 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:59 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: edpc

I hope she’s up to counting the silverware when these grifters leave the premises in 2013.


13 posted on 10/05/2011 5:13:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: tobyhill

So, what school for Communist thugs did SHE graduate from?


14 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: tobyhill

Well, at least she doesn’t look angry. That’s always a good thing.


15 posted on 10/05/2011 5:25:53 AM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: tobyhill
...The last usher, Stephen W. Rochon, left this year to join the Department of Homeland Security

Wow! I feel safer already.

16 posted on 10/05/2011 5:32:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: edpc
Chief White House Usher. A title that is actually a prestigious position, but sounds like a crappy job....like Supreme Court Clerk.

I'm willing to bet that the position comes with a pretty generous taxpayer-funded salary.

17 posted on 10/05/2011 5:32:29 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Kakaze
Stephen Rochon had a military background. Not that I believe Obama considered that when moving him into that position. Mr. Rochon is black, that's really the only credential Obama needed.
18 posted on 10/05/2011 5:46:46 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I am really, really getting sick of this drift toward the overall appearance of monarchy in the White House - Democrat and Republican alike. We had better think about getting someone in the Oval Office who will dial this waaaaay back and inject some effin’ humility into the Federal Government.


19 posted on 10/05/2011 5:48:49 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: tobyhill

Probably carries a nice retirement package.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 5:56:50 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Surrounded_too

Angella Reid currently is General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia. Previously, she served in management positions at The Ritz-Carlton properties in Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. Before her tenure with The Ritz-Carlton, Reid was General Manager at the Hartford Marriott Rocky Hill Hotel in Connecticut and Director of Operations at the Renaissance New York Hotel in New York City. Reid holds a degree in Hospitality Management from the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft School in Munich, Germany and is conversational in German and basic Spanish. Reid was once a protégé of hotel industry guru, Myrtle Dwyer – current director of sales and marketing at Glamour Destination Management.

“When she started training with me in 1978, I saw tremendous potential in her. I encouraged her to take up one of the scholarships to Germany and she did. Angella has never looked back,” Dwyer said.

As Chief Usher, Reid will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the operations and activities within the Executive Residence and on the Executive Residence grounds. Among her many responsibilities, Reid will oversee management of the Executive Residence to ensure activities and resources are used efficiently and effectively. She will maintain close liaison with the White House Historical Association, the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and other related entities to maintain and preserve the historic People’s House. Reid will also oversee the annual inventory of White House property, conducted by the Office of the Curator and the National Park Service.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 7:11:19 AM PDT by papasmurf (I support Palin & Perry, singular or plural & I pledge to vote (R), regardless.)
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To: Surrounded_too

Ya mon! Yer Rascloth!


22 posted on 10/05/2011 7:29:44 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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