The rapidly ascending SMU graduate Hope Hicks is now President Donald Trump’s third communications chief.
Hicks, who has been serving as interim communications director, will now lead the communications team on a permanent basis, two White House officials said. She’s viewed by staff as a strong leader because she is one of the president’s most trusted aides and therefore secure in her standing.
She takes over as Trump prepares to take his tax plan on tour to 13 states in the next seven weeks, according to Bloomberg. Once her boss’ mysterious and loyal right-hand woman, Hicks is now in charge of organizing how he communicates with the American people.