ThinkProgress would like to congratulate our dear friend and former colleague Daniella Gibbs Leger for her recent appointment to a position as the White House Director of Message Events. What does a “director of message events” do? The position entails helping to coordinate presidential events — from a press, message, and logistical point of view. Part of Daniella’s job, for instance, has involved coordinating public White House events that break from the Bush policy of screening the audience members who ask questions. Daniella was previously Vice President for Communications at the Center for American Progress and, before that, Deputy Director of Communications at the Democratic National Committee. We wish her the best of luck and merry event-planning.