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Rogers Promotes Two, Hires One

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) has made some changes around his Washington, D.C., office, shuffling staff members into new positions and hiring another.

Sarah Paff, 24, has been promoted to legislative assistant from legislative correspondent. She will handle health care, education, Social Security, welfare, veterans issues and taxes, among other issues. Paff has also served as a staff assistant in the office.

While Rogers is the first office Paff has worked in professionally, she is also familiar with the offices of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), having served for them as interns. The Henderson, Ky., native received a bachelor’s in journalism from Asbury College in 2002 and a master’s in public communication from American University in 2003.

Victoria Ewing, 23, has been promoted to legislative correspondent, filling the vacancy created by Paff’s promotion. The former staff assistant will now serve as systems administrator for the office in addition to answering constituent correspondence. Ewing, who hails from Fairfax, Va., graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s in marketing information systems in 2003.

Meghan Haney, 28, has been brought on board as a staff assistant. Her previous experience comes in the field of social work, having served for five years in various Kentucky organizations. Haney holds a bachelor’s in social work from the University of Kentucky, which she received in 1999, and calls Somerset, Ky., her home.

Walden’s Aide. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) moved, and promoted, a staff member from one of his district offices to the Capitol late last month.

Colby Marshall, 30, has been promoted to legislative assistant and will handle issues related to forests, water, energy, American Indian affairs and the Endangered Species Act. Previously, he had served as a field representative for Walden in Bend, Ore.

While in Bend, Marshall served dual roles, both managing the office and handling natural resource and agriculture policy issues. Before working for Walden, the Burns, Ore., native worked for Eastern Oregon University coordinating alumni and government affairs. He also interned for Walden’s predecessor, then-Rep. Bob Smith (R-Ore.). Marshall holds a bachelor’s in agricultural business management from Eastern Oregon. [IMGCAP(1)]

Renzi Picks Up Brenckle. Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) hired Joe Brenckle to serve as his new communications director earlier this month. Brenckle takes over for Matthew Ash, who has moved to the Homeland Security Department, where he will serve as a speechwriter.

Brenckle, 30, will serve as the primary contact for the media, managing both national and local outreach for Renzi. He will also coordinate strategy and deal with special projects like new Web sites and extraordinary events.

Before joining Renzi’s staff, Brenckle worked in the office of Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) as press secretary. He also served in the office of Frank Murkowski (R) when he was a Senator from, and then governor of, Alaska. The Kenai, Alaska, native graduated from the University of San Diego in 1996 with a bachelor’s in history and holds a master’s in American studies from Georgetown University, which he received in 2002.

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