Diana Marszalek 20 Feb 2019 // 1:00AM GMT
WASHINGTON — White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters, whose focus has been on the Trump administration's economic policies, is leaving the president's communications team to join Edelman as a VP.
“Edelman has always placed a high value on a balanced point of view,” said Lisa Ross, president of Edelman Washington. “I’m incredibly excited to add Lindsay and her deep expertise to our team as she greatly strengthens our ability to address our client needs nationwide.”
Walters will leave her current job in April to formally serve as Edelman’s VP of US public affairs strategy & development. She will report to Rob Rehg, the agency’s chairman of US public affairs.
Walters is leaving the White House after more than two years, having joined the Trump team at the start of his administration. She has focused primarily on financial issues such as trade. She served as a Republican National Committee spokesperson before that.
Walters issued a statement regarding her pending departure from the government. "I am humbled to have walked through the halls of history and thankful for my incredible colleagues in the Administration, as well as those in the press," she said.