Joe Biden names Indian-American Vedant Patel as Assistant White House Press Secretary


President-elect Joe Biden on Friday named Indian-American Vedant Patel to be the Assistant Press Secretary as he introduced the extra members of the White House Communications and Press Staff.

Patel is at present the senior spokesperson of the Biden Inaugural and has been part of the Biden Campaign as nicely the place he served as Regional Communications Director.

During President-elect Biden’s major marketing campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western Primary-States Communications Director.

Previously, he labored as Communications Director to Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Western Regional Press Secretary on the Democratic National Committee, and Communications Director to Congressman Mike Honda.

Born in India and raised in California, Patel is a graduate of the University of California-Riverside and the University of Florida.

Patel is among the 16 appointments introduced by Biden to his White House communications and press employees. Prominent amongst them are Megan Apper, Director of Research ; Kate Berner, Deputy Communications Director; Rosemary Boeglin, Assistant Press Secretary; Amanda Finney, Chief of Staff for the Press Office and Special Assistant to the Press Secretary; Mike Gwin, Director of Rapid Response and Meghan Hays, Director of Message Planning.

Biden additionally named Paige Hill as Senior Regional Communications Director; Michael Kikukawa as Press Assistant; Jennifer Molina as Senior Director of Coalitions Media; Kevin Munoz as Assistant Press Secretary; Angela Dela Cruz Perez as Press Assistant; Emma Riley as Chief of Staff for the Office of Communications; Mariel Sáez, Director of Broadcast Media; Amijah Townsend-Holmes, Press Assistant and Remi Yamamoto, Senior Advisor for Communications to the Chief of Staff.

These numerous, skilled and gifted people display President-elect Biden’s continued dedication to constructing an administration that appears like America and is able to ship outcomes for working households on day one, the transition mentioned.

“Restoring faith in government by speaking honestly and directly to the American people will be a hallmark of my administration. Our communications and press staff are integral to this effort and are committed to building this country back better for all Americans. I’m proud to have them serve the American people in the White House,” mentioned Biden.

“These appointees are among a diverse and experienced team that is dedicated to rebuilding the trust of the American people amidst a pandemic and a struggling economy,” mentioned incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.

“In times of crisis, clear communication can save lives and keep families safe. These staff members recognise the important role they play in communicating fact-based information to the public on behalf of the president and vice president-elect. They are respected and creative communicators ready to tackle the urgent challenges facing our nation,” he mentioned.


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