Most Active Stories
- W&I Researchers Find Single Family Rooms Better For NICU Babies
- TGIF: 17 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media
- Seth Magaziner Staffing Up With Jeff Padwa & Andrew Roos
- Almost 15 Years After Cornel Young Jr.'s Death, How Much Has Changed in Rhode Island?
- 'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future
Fri July 5, 2013
Some personnel changes in Gov. Chafee's office
Some comings and goings in Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s office:
Jamia McDonald is moving from deputy chief of staff and the governor’s liason to the state’s emergency management agency to become executive director of RIEMA.
Christian Vareika, the governor’s deputy communications director and chief speechwriter, is leaving the administration to attend law school. Vareika worked on Chafee’s 2010 campaign and has crafted major Chafee speeches.
Communications Associate James Alvarez is leaving the administration to pursue a creer in the U.S. Army.
Jonathan Stevens, longtime Chafee confidante and gubernatorial assistant for special projects, moves up to Senior Advisor and Director of Special Projects.
In other moves, the governor has hired former Providence Journal reporter and editor Faye Zuckerman to be deputy communications director. She has also worked as communications chief at RI Housing. Journalist and author Alexander Hefner, a Harvard graduate, will become an associate for New Media. And Kyrie Perry, a recent Roger Williams University graduate, and Nancy Lavin, a recent University of Rhode Island graduate and former intern at Rhode Island Public Radio, will become communications associates.