Melania Trump appoints Washington event planner as her social secretary

By: | Published: February 9, 2017 6:50 PM

US First Lady Melania Trump has chosen Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd, a Washington event planner who helped coordinate President Donald Trump's Inauguration Day celebrations, as her social secretary.

melania-l-reu?Rickie brings with her over 22 years of solid diplomatic, political and social entertaining experience,? Melania said in a statement. (Reuters)

US First Lady Melania Trump has chosen Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd, a Washington event planner who helped coordinate President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day celebrations, as her social secretary. The appointment is a step forward for Melania who has remained out of sight in Washington and seems to be staffing the East Wing from afar.

According to a statement from the White House, Lloyd, who is known as Rickie, will be immersed in overseeing all social events and gatherings, including state dinners and the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Lloyd, 46, has worked for over two decades as an account executive at the Washington event planning business Design Cuisine, where she has been the main coordinator of events at the State Department and for previous Republican and Democratic inaugurals, New York Times reported.

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“Rickie brings with her over 22 years of solid diplomatic, political and social entertaining experience,” Melania said in a statement.

“I am looking forward to sharing my ideas and traditions of entertaining and social hospitality to America’s house, my new home as well. That, along with Rickie’s vast experience, I am even more excited,” she said.

Last week, Melania named Lindsay Reynolds, who worked in the White House under President George W Bush, as her chief of staff.

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