ABC News’ Matt Jaffe reports from Chicago:
President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday named Alyssa Mastromonaco as his Director of Scheduling and Advance, appointing the aide to the same position that she already filled since February 2007 for his victorious presidential campaign.
"I am honored to have this hardworking and trusted advisor join my administration as we work to tackle serious challenges and bring the change that we need to Washington," Obama said in a statement. "This talented and dynamic individual brings diverse skills to the White House, and is ready to work hard in service to the American people at this defining moment in history."
Mastromonaco joined Obama’s Senate office in February 2005, also in the role of scheduling director. She then served for Obama’s political action committee, Hopefund, during the 2006 mid-term elections. Before signing on with the President-elect, Mastromonaco worked on Sen. John Kerry’s failed presidential campaign in 2004, following a stint as spokesperson for Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA).
– Matt Jaffe