Today, President Obama made another announcement that should make us all very proud. He announced that he is appointing Cecilia Muñoz to serve as the Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, making her both the first Latina ever appointed to this position and the highest-ranking Latina in the White House.
Cecilia is currently the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, where she has been praised for her work to improve the relationship between the White House and local and state governments. She has also spearheaded the administration’s efforts to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.
Before going to the White House, Cecilia spent over 20 years at the National Council of La Raza, where she oversaw NCLR’s policy efforts and honed her expertise on immigration issues.
With this appointment, the President is on track to appoint more Latinos to high posts than any President before him. In addition, the President has named more women to his Cabinet than any previous administration, and he has placed two women on the Supreme Court.
Cecilia Muñoz’s appointment is a reaffirmation of the President’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in his administration.