WASHINGTON DC: White House communications director Ann Lewis has
been named strategic communications counsellor to President Clinton.
Lewis held the communications director post for almost two years. She
was previously deputy communications director. In her new role, Lewis
will focus on Clinton’s speeches to key constituencies and TV
Loretta Ucelli has replaced Lewis at the White House. She will oversee
20 staff performing a strategic PR role.
Ucelli was previously associate administrator in charge of
communications, education and public affairs at the US Environmental
Protection Agency for six years.
- Aspiring Republican presidential candidate Elizabeth Dole has
appointed Ari Fleisher in her campaign to win the party’s nomination.
Fleisher was deputy communications director for former president George
Bush and vice-president Dan Quayle during the 1992 election.