Lindsay Walters, deputy White House press secretary, is joining Edelman as VP-US PA strategy & development. She will report to Rob Rehg, US PA chairman.
"I am humbled to have walked through the halls of history and thankful for my incredible colleagues in the Administration, as well as those in the press," Walters said in a statement.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Walters "a pillar for our staff."
Prior to the White House job, Walters was spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, press secretary for former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and consultant at Glover Park Group.
The White House has been revamping the press shop. Walters' departure follows the last month's exit of deputy press secretary Raj Shah to Ballard Partners as co-head of its newly established strategic communications arm.