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Thu Jan 5, 2017, 08:29 AM

Kristen Leonard is Out as Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's Chief of Staff

For the second time in just over a year, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has abruptly changed her chief of staff.

This morning, Brown announced that her current chief of staff, Kristen Leonard, will leave her $185,510-a-year post on Jan. 31.

That is unusual timing, as Leonard's final day is just one day before the Oregon Legislature begins what promises to be an extremely challenging session for Brown.

The move comes less than 14 months after Brown picked Leonard to replace her first chief of staff, Brian Shipley.

Although the announcement from Brown's office says that Leonard resigned, the move comes after unflattering news reports and other departures suggestive of staff turmoil.

Read more: http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/01/03/kristen-leonard-is-out-as-oregon-gov-kate-browns-chief-of-staff/

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