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Rahm Appoints Desiree Rogers to Choose Chicago Board

Rogers, Rahm previously worked together in Obama White House

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Rahm Appoints Desiree Rogers to Choose Chicago Board

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Desiree Rogers is adding another line to her resume.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel tapped the former White House social secretary to chair the board of Choose Chicago.

Rogers is currently the CEO of Ebony and Jet.

Choose Chicago is a marketing organization that works to lure businesses, tourists and conventions to the city.

Rogers takes over for Bruce Rauner, who is expected to run for Illinois governor on the Republican ticket.

Rogers and Emanuel worked together in the Obama White House during his time as chief of staff. She resigned in the wake of a furor in which a couple of reality show imposters gained access to a White House dinner.

Rogers previously worked for AT&T, Allstate, Peoples Energy and the Illinois State Lottery.

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