October 5th, 2011
09:30 AM ET
The White House is a transitory place: presidents come and go at least every eight years and staff members often exit faster than that. But the job of White House Chief Usher is traditionally a much longer commitment. In fact, there have only been eight individuals to hold that role since the 1800's.
Now Angella Reid is set to become the ninth. Reid, the first woman to get the job, is currently the General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton in nearby Pentagon City, Virginia and has 25 years of hotel management experience.
According to the White House, Reid will oversee all operations pertaining to the Executive Residence. She will also be in charge of maintaining close relationships with the White House Historical Association, the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
Reid was not immediately available for interviews.