Who knew there were so many exotic positions in government. More about Alyssa.
CHICAGO – If the Obama presidential campaign would have had the title of conductor – a person to keep the trains running on time and the symphony playing together – her name would have been Alyssa Mastromonaco.
And on Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama announced the appointment of Ms. Mastromonaco to a similar position in the White House, where she will serve as the director of scheduling and advance.
“I can keep a secret,” Ms. Mastromonaco said in an interview after the selection ended.
That skill will surely come in handy in her new role, where she will be in charge of the president’s scheduling, overseeing the army of people who will work inside the White House to make every trip the president takes a reality.
Politico's Bio of Mastromonaco:
Alyssa Mastromonaco, Director of Scheduling and Advance -- Mastromonaco served as Director of Scheduling and Advance for Obama's presidential campaign beginning at his announcement in February 2007. She has worked for President-elect Obama since February 2005, when she first joined Obama's United States Senate office as Director of Scheduling. After that, Mastromonaco was named the Political Director for Obama's Political Action Committee, Hopefund, during the 2006 midterm elections. Mastromonaco worked as the Director of Scheduling for Senator John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004 and before that was Press Secretary for Congressman Rick Boucher (VA-9). A resident of Rhinebeck, New York, Mastromonaco received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1998.