Former Rhode Islander Christine Heenan is set to leave her post as Harvard University's vice president in February to become senior communications adviser with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Heenan started at Harvard in 2008, after establishing and helping run the Clarendon Group communications and government relations firm in Providence. She also worked on Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign in Rhode Island, and as director of community and government relations at Brown University, and as a senior policy analyst on President Clinton's domestic policy staff.
The field director for Angel Taveras' gubernatorial campaign, Whitney Larsen, has left that job to work for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on one of the nation's most high-profile US House races, RIPR has learned.
Larsen will working on the effort to help elect Democrat Andrew Romanoff, a former speaker of the Colorado House, in his challenge to Republican Representative Mike Coffman. Larsen did not respond to a request for comment.
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Frank Anzeveno, who served as the powerful chief of staff for former House speaker Gordon Fox, is giving up his post.
“In light of recent events at the Statehouse, time has accelerated. I cleaned out my office over the weekend in anticipation that a new Speaker needs to bring in his own staff," Anzeveno says in a statement released Monday.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has hired Ernest "Ernie" J. Carlucci, a former deputy district director for Congressman David Cicilline, as his chief of staff. The move comes as Kilmartin faces a re-election challenge this year from state Senator Dawson Hodgson (R-North Kingstown).