Biden rolls out new members of White House senior staff

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMacro grid will keep the lights on Pelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown MORE's transition team announced new members of his White House senior staff on Friday, highlighting the diversity of the latest group of appointees. 

The appointments all stem from the Obama administration and reflect Biden's aim to appoint more women and people of color to the White House. 

"Their dedication to overcoming the challenges facing our country today are rooted in their diverse backgrounds and experiences. They will serve the American people and help build back better, creating a more just, equitable, and united nation,” Biden said in a statement. 

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Louisa Terrell, who worked as special assistant for legislative affairs under former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBarack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle Voting rights is a constitutional right: Failure is not an option Florida looms large in Republican 2024 primary MORE, has been named the director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.

She currently oversees legislative affairs for the president-elect's transition team. Her formal appointment comes as Biden prepares to have his first in-person meeting with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi suggests filibuster supporters 'dishonor' MLK's legacy on voting rights The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat GOP senator knocks Biden for 'spreading things that are untrue' in voting rights speech MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerKelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Hundreds attend mass funeral for victims of Bronx apartment building fire Romney: I never got a call from White House to discuss voting rights MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday. 

The team also announced Cathy Russell will serve as the director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel under Biden. Russell previously worked as the ambassador-at-large for global women's issues during Obama's administration. 

Mala Adiga, who previously served as the deputy assistant secretary of State for academic programs in the Obama State Department, is slated to work as Jill BidenJill BidenHarris invokes MLK in voting rights push, urges Senate to 'do its job' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE's policy director. Adiga recently worked as a senior adviser to Jill Biden and a senior policy adviser on Joe Biden's presidential campaign. 

Additionally, Carlos Elizondo, who worked as a social secretary for the Bidens throughout the Obama administration, was named as Biden's White House social secretary on Friday.