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White House Says Hotel Executive Reid Is First Woman Chief Usher

October 04, 2011

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Hotel executive Angella Reid was named today as White House chief usher, the first woman to hold the job overseeing management of the presidential residence and grounds.

Reid, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City hotel in Arlington, Virginia, will be responsible for “all aspects of operations and activities” at the White House and work with the White House Historical Association, the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, according to a statement from first lady Michelle Obama’s office .

Reid will be the ninth person to hold the job, taking over from retired Rear Admiral Stephen W. Rochon, who left earlier this year. She starts next month after more than two decades in hotel management including management posts with Ritz-Carlton in Miami, Florida and Washington D.C.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. is a division of Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott International Inc.

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