From the Hotel to the White House: Angella Reid Makes History

Travel News — By Candice Walsh on November 11, 2011 at 11:29 am

Angella Reid, Former general manager of the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, is kicking hospitality butt and taking names. In October, she became the first-ever female Chief Usher of the White House.

So what exactly does the Chief Usher position entail? Well, it seems that Reid’s experience and thriving success in the hospitality industry has worked in her favor. After all, she has been working in the hotel business since she was a teenager. But now she’ll be overseeing the daily operations at the White House, where the 132-room mansion has a staff of more than 90 people and a LOT going on.

From HuffPo: “She’ll cater to everyone from A-list guests at state dinners to throngs of kids at the annual Easter egg roll.” Never a dull moment at the White House.

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This role might sound easy to some of you, but due to its demands, the title was recently expanded to include “director of the president’s executive residence.” Not bad for a woman who was brought up in a middle class family in Jamaica, huh? Of course, she’ll also be responsible for making the House feel like a home for the president and his family. Fortunately, Reid’s love for good hospitality will pull her through.

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