Michelle Obama hires new CoS

First Lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaGOP hits Democrats for not mentioning ISIS on convention's first day CNN's Van Jones tears up during Michelle Obama's speech Donna Brazile: 'Bernie came through' MORE has a new chief of staff, the White House announced Thursday evening.

Obama has hired Susan Sher, a "longtime mentor and friend" from Chicago, to replace Jackie Norris.

"Since the beginning of this administration," the first lady said in a statement, "Susan has served as a senior member of the East Wing and West Wing teams providing legal counsel, working as a member of the health care reform task force and leading Jewish outreach, and her transition to chief of staff will be seamless."

According to her statement, Norris is becoming a senior advisor to the Corporation for National and Community Service.

"Jackie Norris has been a colleague and friend since the earliest days of the Iowa campaign," Obama said. "She has built a strong organization in the East Wing and made tremendous progress on issues that are important to me and the president."

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