|The American Presidency Project|
|• Barack Obama|
|Press Release: Vice President-Elect Biden Announces Key Communications Staff for the Vice President's Office|
|December 16, 2008|
|Washington -- Vice President-Elect Joe Biden today announced the following staff for the Office of the Vice President: Jay Carney, Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Communications; Elizabeth Alexander, Press Secretary to the Vice President; and Annie Tomasini, Deputy Press Secretary to the Vice President.
"This talented group will bring a tireless work ethic and dedication to the Obama-Biden Administration," said Vice President-elect Joe Biden. "I have long admired Jay Carney's astute understanding of national affairs as well as foreign policy matters. I am certain that his counsel and leadership will be invaluable in the years to come. Elizabeth Alexander brings energy and broad experience in communications, most recently leading my press shop in the Senate and on the Foreign Relations Committee. Annie Tomasini has been an integral and loyal part of the press operations in my Senate office and recent campaigns and I look forward to having her continue on in my office."
The Office of the Vice President-elect's Communications Staff Announcements are below:
Jay Carney, Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Communications
A native Virginian, Carney earned his Bachelor's Degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Yale University. He and his wife, Claire Shipman, live in Washington, D.C., with their son and daughter.
Elizabeth Alexander, Press Secretary to the Vice President
Alexander hails from Cleburne, Texas, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University. She will soon receive her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Annie Tomasini, Deputy Press Secretary to the Vice President
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Tomasini is a graduate of the Boston Latin School and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Boston University.
|Citation: Barack Obama: "Press Release: Vice President-Elect Biden Announces Key Communications Staff for the Vice President's Office", December 16, 2008. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=85077.|
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