MICHELLE OBAMA’S paid staff vs Laura Bush’s paid staff – UPDATE – PNN

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Updated August 4, 2009

Staff salaries for the Laura Bush, end of President Bush’s second term in office 2008.

$975,900. Figures update from Washington Post, July 24, 2008 a difference of $280,800.

First list was compiled from end of year June 29, 2007.

July 31, 2009

By MB Snow

There has been some discussion of Michelle Obama’s staff payroll compared to Laura Bush’s. Here are the results of my investigation.

Michelle Obama has 16 paid staff which cost the American taxpayers $1,256,700.

Laura Bush had 10 paid staff which cost the American taxpayers $764,900.

A difference of $491,800.

The salaries for staffers in the Office of Michelle Obama are also on the newest list. The highest paid is Chief of Staff Susan Sher, who gets the top $172,200. Here are the rest:
$140,000
Frye, Jocelyn C. (DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$113,000
Rogers, Desiree G. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL SECRETARY)

$102,000
Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
Winter, Melissa E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

$90,000
Medina, David S. (DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

$84,000
Lelyveld, Catherine M. (DIRECTOR AND PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)

$75,000
Starkey, Frances M. (DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$70,000
Sanders, Trooper (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$65,000
Burnough, Erinn J. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)
Reinstein, Joseph B. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY SOCIAL SECRETARY)

$62,000
Goodman, Jennifer R. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)

$60,000
Fitts, Alan O. (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ADVANCE AND TRIP DIRECTOR FOR THE FIRST LADY)
Lewis, Dana M. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND PERSONAL AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)

$52,500
Mustaphi, Semonti M. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY TO THE FIRST LADY)

$50,000
Jarvis, Kristen E. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR SCHEDULING AND TRAVELING AIDE TO THE FIRST LADY)

$45,000
Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)
Tubman, Samantha (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR,SOCIAL OFFICE)

$40,000
Boswell, Joseph J. (EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE FIRST LADY)

$36,000
Armbruster, Sally M. (STAFF ASSISTANT TO THE SOCIAL SECRETARY)
Bookey, Natalie (STAFF ASSISTANT)
Jackson, Deilia A. (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

Laura Bush’s Staff ¬†UPDATE WASHINGTON POST

2008 White House Office Staff List – Salary

Published Thursday, July 24, 2008

McBride, Anita B. Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady $172,200.

Armstrong, Sara Assistant to the President and Duty Chief of Staff to the First Lady $102,000.

Miller, Sonja Marie Duty Chief of Staff to the First Lady $88,500.

Ballard, Deanna M. Director of Scheduling for the First Lady $78,400.

McArthur, Nikki L. Speech Writer for First Lady $63,000.

Knutson, Lindsay Special Asst. and Personal Aide to the First Lady $62,700.

Marshall, Misty C. Director of Correspondence for the First Lady $62,400.

Adams, Julie E. $57,500. Deputy Press Secretary to First Lady $57,500.

Mende, Kirstin M Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady$53,000.

Etter, Marisa Leigh Deputy Director of Scheduling for the First Lady $52,200

King, Kristin N Deputy Director of Advance for the First Lady $52,200

Segura, Millicent Deputy Director of Correspondence for the First Lady $47,000

Miller, Kasdin E. Assistant Press Secretary to the First Lady $43,000

O’Connor, Erin M Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the First Lady $41,800

McBride, Anita B. Assistant to the president and chief of staff to the first lady $168,000.00

Harder, Cherie S. Special asistant to the president for domestic policy and director of project of the first lady $108,000.00

Niemiec, Sally M. Press secretary to the First Lady $90,000.00

Miller, Sonja M. Deputy chief of staff to the first lady $84,700.00

Ballard, Deanna M. Director of scheduling for the First Lady $75,000.00

Marshall, Misty C. Director of correspondence for the first lady $59,700.00

Etter, Marisa L. Deputy director of scheduling for the First Lady $50,000.00

Lineweaver, Lindsey M. Special assistant and personal aide to the first lady $47,500.00

Donoghue , Tarah C. Deputy press secretary to the First Lady $43,000.00

Block, Jonathan F. Assistant press secretary to the First Lady $39,000.00