The Obama administration appointed former Obama campaign adviser Julianna Smoot as the new social secretary for the White House.
Smoot replaced president Obama's Chicago friend Desireé Rogers after she resigned from the position, the White House said Friday.
Rogers' resignation follows being under scrutiny for an incident when two uninvited guests gained entry to Obama's first state dinner in November of last year, which she was a key player in planning.
The Washington Post quoted White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as saying, "She's not been asked to leave. She's decided it's time to go back to do other things she loved."
Smoot, who was Obama's financial adviser for Obama's presidential campaign, is said to share the commitment "to creating an inclusive, dynamic and culturally vibrant White House.''