December 11, 2014

House Republican Staff Changes Reflects New Leadership Team

Capitolwire Thursday reported House Republican Leadership staff changes, including the naming of Todd Brysiak, formerly with the PA Chamber of Business and Industry, to be Majority Leader David Reed’s chief of staff, replacing Krystjan Callahan who held that position for Rep. Mike Turzai.
Callahan has taken a position with a Harrisburg government affairs firm.
Tony Aliano, retiring House Speaker Sam Smith's chief of staff, will be Reed's general counsel. Karen Coates, Turzai's former legislative director, has moved up to the Speaker's office to become Speaker-designee Turzai's chief of staff.
Marcia Lampman will move from executive director of the House Liquor Control Committee to director of legislative affairs for Reed. She'll be his floor manager and handle the voting calendar.
Dave Reddecliff will be director of administration for the Speaker's office. House Appropriations Committee staff will remain. Bob Nye, formerly with the Whip's office, is moving over to the policy committee.
Steve Miskin remains press secretary for the House Speaker, Majority Leader and spokesman for the caucus.