Another White House employee is calling it quits. Pili Tobar, the deputy White House communications director, is departing for a new job in the private sector.
The Hill reports:
Tobar focused on health care, education, immigration, climate and LGBTQI+ issues for the communications team. She previously served as director of communications for coalitions on the Biden campaign in 2020, doing outreach to Hispanic media, African American media, women’s media and other groups.
“It has been the privilege of a lifetime to work for President Biden and Vice President Harris in the White House and on the campaign,” Tobar said in a statement. “I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to serve with some of the brightest, most talented, and hardworking people I’ve ever met, and it has been an honor to work alongside them to advance an agenda that will make life better for working families and Americans across the country.”
White House communications director Kate Bedingfield praised Tobar for being a mentor and collaborator with other staffers on the campaign and in the administration.
“She has made a lasting impact on our work as a communications team, and we wish her all the best in her next endeavor,” Bedingfield said in a statement.
Tobar’s resignation follows a flurry of other departures. Vice President Kamala Harris has had multiple employees leave her office after reports of a toxic workplace environment.
Most recently, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced plans to leave the White House for a new job with MSNBC.