[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/26/art.desireerogers.3.gi.jpg caption="White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers will step down."]Washington (CNN) - Desiree Rogers, the White House social secretary, plans to step down, three sources familiar with the situation told CNN Friday.
Her office came under scrutiny after a couple who lacked an invitation showed up at President Barack Obama's first state dinner.
Officials with the White House and the administration, as well as a colleague of Rogers, told CNN of her plans to leave.
UPDATE: In an e-mail to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, Rogers said she is headed back to the private sector.
"It has been incredible setting the foundation for the WH for this historical Presidency," she wrote.
Read President Obama's statement after the jump.
Statement from the President and the First Lady on Desiree Rogers
“We are enormously grateful to Desiree Rogers for the terrific job she’s done as the White House Social Secretary. When she took this position, we asked Desiree to help make sure that the White House truly is the People’s House, and she did that by welcoming scores of everyday Americans through its doors, from wounded warriors to local schoolchildren to NASCAR drivers. She organized hundreds of fun and creative events during her time here, and we will miss her. We thank her again for her service and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
- CNN's Ed Henry and John King contributed to this report