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Sara Armstrong, the CEO of the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, during an interview with the Washington Post. (Getty Images/Astrid Riecken)

It's a woman's world at the Republican National Convention these days.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel officially announced Sara Armstrong, the former chief executive officer of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, as her new chief of staff Tuesday.

Armstrong's hiring comes less than one week after Romney McDaniel was named the new RNC chief, putting women in two of the top RNC spots.

"This is the dawn of a new day for Republicans across America, and we at the RNC will never forget our true mission of fighting for a brighter future for American families," Armstrong said in a statement.

Romney McDaniel's co-chairmanship is held by Bob Paduchik, the former Ohio state director for President Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Under RNC bylaws, the co-chair position must be held by someone of the opposite gender from the person who is the chairman.

Armstrong previously served as the RNC's chief operating officer for the 2014 election cycle. She was also its deputy chief of staff in 2012. She served as a special assistant to former President George W. Bush and as deputy chief of staff to first lady Laura Bush.

"Sara Armstrong’s many years of experience working at the RNC and her deep relationships with Republicans everywhere make her a superb choice to help lead the RNC," Romney McDaniel said Tuesday.

She added that Armstrong will bring "expertise, managerial gifts and dedication" to the RNC.

The Democratic National Committee will vote on its new leadership in February.

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