STAFF MOVES: Look Who’s Getting Promoted On The Hill

Recent Staff Moves, As Reported By Legistorm:

Stephen Smith is the House Republican Conference’s new press secretary, working with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.). He was previously communications director for Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.). Stephen is a 2010 graduate from the University of Indiana, Bloomington, with a BS in business.

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Got a scheduling question involving Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV)? Ronald Mak is who you want to see, as he is the new scheduler in that office. Ronald was previously a policy fellow working on the House Financial Services Committee for the panel’s chairman, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). Ronald earned an MPA/MA in economics in 2017 from Syracuse University, and a BA in economics and political science from the University of Redlands in 2015.

Karolina Wasiniewska is the new press secretary for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). Her previous Hill experience came during a 2013 internship with Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.). She has both an MA (2014) and a BA (2012 in political science and government from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has a new press secretary in Mason Devers, who previously worked for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on the Senate Finance Committee, Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) on the House Small Business Committee. Mason is a 2018 graduate of Austin Peay State University with a BS in communications and media studies.

Amy Smith is the new deputy chief of staff for Rep. John Joyce (R-PA). Previously, Amy was most recently communications adviser to Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) on the House Financial Services Committee.  Amy’s MBA was awarded in 2006 from Emporia State University. Her undergraduate days were spent being a Kansas State University Wildcat. NOTE: THIS ENTRY HAS BEEN CORRECTED FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION, WHICH WAS IN ERROR. HILLFAITH REGRETS THE MISTAKE.



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Author: Mark Tapscott

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