Polo Ralph Lauren announced Tuesday the resignation of Judith McHale from the Polo Ralph Lauren Board of Directors following her recent appointment to the White House.

McHale will take up the position of Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for the State Department in President Barack Obama’s Administration.

“We wish her great success with her new position supporting Secretary Clinton and look forward to seeing the important contributions and service that she will provide to our State Department,” said Ralph Lauren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polo Ralph Lauren.

McHale has served on the Polo Ralph Lauren Board since February 2001.