President George W. Bush today announced that he has named Rhonda Keenum Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Public Liaison. Ms. Keenum recently served as Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, where she managed operations dedicated to assisting American companies to export and succeed in global markets.
Prior to joining the Administration, Ms. Keenum served as Senior Vice President of Edelman Public Relations. Earlier in her career, she worked for Congressman Roger Wicker as his Administrative Assistant and Press Secretary. Ms. Keenum also served as Deputy Director of Convention and Meetings at the Republican National Committee. She received her bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University.
George W. Bush, Personnel Announcement Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/282605