- Worked in Paris: Before taking this post, Jeremy served as the senior advisor to the US ambassador to France. Maybe he'll lobby for a glamorous Sarkozy state dinner!
- From Texas: Raised in San Antonio, Jeremy's all-American roots will hopefully blend well with any chic ideas he picked up in Paris.
- Will focus on arts and culture: While the first Obama social secretary, Desiree Rogers, had a passion for fashion, Jeremy has set the tone for a focus on arts and culture. Having worked previously as the White House liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities, he said, "I have long admired the arts and education programs that have become hallmarks of the Obama White House," upon accepting his new post.
- Early supporter of Obama: Jeremy and his then "lover and business partner" Rufus Gifford were considered "Obama's gay gold mine" in 2008.
Can't wait to see what he has in store.