Monday, March 18, 2013 6:13 pm
Obama names Jill Biden aide to women's envoy post
The Associated Press
Obama made the announcement during a White House reception in honor of Women's History Month.
Obama praised Russell for her work on behalf of women and for helping Jill Biden and first lady Michelle Obama address the needs of military families. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton created the post of ambassador-at-large for women's issues to ensure women and girls are a central part of U.S. foreign policy.
Russell is married to Obama's national security adviser, Tom Donilon.
Obama also saluted women attending the reception for their leadership extending rights and protections for women.