Michael Blake, formerly the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, has resigned.
Blake represented the White House at the "Measuring the Movement" forum, hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton. He also produced several initiatives to support the 2012 reelection campaign for the president. He was often the public face for the president within the African American community. There is no word yet as to the reasons for the resignation.
He sent this letter out to the public following his resignation:
It is with a great sense of humility and emotion that I write that today is my last day here at The White House. I will be going to Chicago for the next journey.
There has been and will be no greater honor than serving President Barack Obama, especially being given the opportunity to be his director of African-American and Minority Business Outreach.
I say thank you for walking with me on this journey. It is one that I will never forget and will be forever indebted to the President, Valerie Jarrett and Michael Strautmanis entrusting me with given the magnitude of the moment.
We have the power in our hands to change the world and do transformational, game changing things.
Remember the words of Jim Wallis, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”.
I can’t wait to work with you again.
Please stay in touch and be blessed,