White House Director of Strategic Communications
|White House Director of|
|Executive Office of the President|
|Reports to||The President|
|Formation||January 20, 2017|
|First holder||Hope Hicks|
|Abolished||July 1, 2019|
The White House Director of Strategic Communications is a senior member of the President's staff, reporting directly to the President and working in conjunction with the White House Communications Director.
The exact responsibilities have yet to be clearly defined, but are assumed to include coordinating media appearances, advising the President on messaging, and serving as a confidant on key matters involving personnel and in executing the President's agenda, an extension of the role Hicks served in the Trump campaign and transition.
|Officeholder||Term start||Term end||Term duration||President|
|Hope Hicks||January 20, 2017||September 12, 2017||235 days||Donald Trump|
|Mercedes Schlapp||September 12, 2017||July 1, 2019||1 year, 292 days|
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