The 'Apprentice' star's job will focus on public engagement.
Omarosa Manigault has been hired.
The memorable contestant from the first season of Donald Trump's The Apprentice is joining Trump's White House staff as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, the president-elect announced Wednesday.
The announcement came in a statement from the president-elect's transition team, which included a wave of White House hires, 11 in total.
"These individuals will be key leaders in helping to implement the President-elect's agenda and bring real change to Washington," said incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in the statement. "Each of them has been instrumental over the last several months, and in some cases years, in helping the President-elect."
The Associated Press first reported that Manigault, who prefers to be called only by her first name, would be joining Trump's White House staff in a position that would focus on public engagement on Tuesday.
Manigault was one of Trump's most prominent African-American supporters during the campaign and has been working on his transition team. She previously held a White House role when she worked in the office of Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration.
The additional names announced Wednesday are listed below:
Marc Short, Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs
John DeStefano, Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel
Josh Pitcock, Assistant to President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Keith Schiller, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations
George Gigicos, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance
Jessica Ditto, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director
Raj Shah, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director and Research Director
Bill Stepien, Deputy Assistant to the President and Political Director
Jen Pavlik, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President
John McEntee, Special Assistant to the President and Personal Aide to the President
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