STAFF NEWS: Look Who’s Moving Up On The Hill This Week

Courtesy of Legistorm:

Alex Bolton sets up shop as Chief of Staff for incoming Freshman Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY). Alex is moving over from being Field Finance Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). He is a 2013 graduate of Colorado State University with a BA in Political Science and Ethnic Studies.

Bethany Bernston (Screenshot from Facebook).

Bethany Berntson is the new Scheduler and Office Manager for incoming Freshman Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND). Previously, Bethany was Strategic Initiatives Director for Trump Victory. She is a 2018 BS graduate in English Education from Valley City State University.

Patrick Mocete managed the successful campaign of incoming Freshman Rep. Young Kim (R-CA) and now takes the next step in becoming her Chief of Staff. Patrick is a 2012 graduate in Political Science and Policy Studies from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. 

Matt Nichols comes to the Hill to serve as District Director for incoming Freshman Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) after a stint managing the Cannabis Trade Federation. Matt, a U.S. Marine veteran, has a BA in Political Communication from Louisiana State University.

Sam Pritchard managed the successful re-election campaign of Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and now moves on to serve as District Director for incoming Freshman Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa). Sam earned an MBA in 2018 from the University of Iowa and a BA in Marketing and Politics in 2014 from Drake University.

Your Boss Lost/Retired. What Now?

It happens to a lot of folks who work on the Hill because things change in Congress every two years. But Bret Bernhardt, HillFaith’s Master of All Hill Employment Arts, has some proven tips on “Keeping Calm In The Post-Election Storm” on Capitol Hill.

Bret Bernhardt, former chief of staff for senators Don Nickles and Jim DeMint.


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