Korean American White House Official to Attend Paralympics

David Song, March 7, 2018, 9:04 a.m.


Marcia Lee Kelly, a Korean-American deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump and director of the White House Office of Management and Administration, will visit the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang that open Friday. The U.S. delegation will be led by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and also includes John Bardis of the Department of Health and Human Services and 2016 Paralympic swimming gold medalist Elizabeth Marks.

Kelly, a second-generation Korean American from California, is in charge of budget, personnel and finance at the White House. Kelly was in charge of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where Trump was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate and started working in the White House after Trump was elected.

She was the first woman of Asian descent to manage the Republican national convention.

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