Former Charleston resident promoted by Obama

David Agnew

WASHINGTON - A former Charleston resident has been promoted to serve as the deputy assistant to the president and director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

David Agnew's appointment was announced today. He previously served as deputy director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Agnew will oversee the administration's relationship with state, county, local, and tribal officials across the country.

Prior to joining the White House, Agnew was a businessman and community leader in Charleston where he was a top deputy to Mayor Joe Riley Jr.

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"President Obama has made an extraordinarily wise choice," Riley said in a media release. "I know that the Obama Administration and the citizens of or country will benefit greatly from having David Agnew in this very important position. And we in Charleston are so proud of him."