The White House named a new Jewish liaison.
Scott Arogeti is the seventh liaison to the Jewish community for the Bush administration. His appointment was announced Friday by the incumbent liaison, Jeremy Katz, who is leaving the White House to attend Stanford Business school.
Arogeti, a University of Georgia graduate, is in his mid 20s and currently serves as a staff assistant in the Office of Public Liaison, the White House office that coordinates outreach to special interest groups.
Arogeti’s parents are involved in the Atlanta Jewish community; he is a graduate of Jewish summer camps and of the Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi.
“Scott Arogeti is an incredibly hard-working, intelligent, and articulate professional,” said William Daroff, the director of the Washington office for United Jewish Communities, the federations umbrella. “His service at the White House has brought him into the room with the top figures in the Jewish community and the top figures in the American government.”
Rabbi Levi Shemtov, the director of Chabad in Washington, said Arogeti “has a keen ability to coordinate large projects across the community.”
Daroff praised Katz, saying he was able to “help the Jewish community communicate with the White House, as well as to help the President communicate with the Jewish community.”