STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on President Obama’s Naming Jennifer Palmieri Assistant to the President and White House Communications Director

Washington, D.C. — Today in response to President Barack Obama’s decision to promote Jennifer Palmieri to assistant to the president and White House communications director, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden issued the following statement:

We are thrilled at the news that former Center for American Progress Senior Vice President Jennifer Palmieri has assumed the role of communications director at the White House. Jennifer is one of the best communications professionals in the business and her understanding of important policy issues, along with her excellent strategic instincts, will continue to have a great impact.