Jan. 12, 2018: Justin Caporale was appointed as the Director of Operations for First Lady Melania Trump yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Caporale’s duties include managing the day-to-day logistical operations of the East Wing, focusing on events, and planning foreign and domestic travel. He previously worked as a Lead Advance Representative in the White House Office of Presidential Advance. He also worked for the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign as the senior lead representative for advance and operations. In 2015, Carporale started a consulting firm that focused on advocacy efforts, event management, and strategy solutions. Before he started his own firm, he was the national director of operations for Concerned Veterans for America.