Gov. Larry Hogan appointed two deputy chiefs of staff Friday to replace staffers who are moving to other agencies.
Hogan previously nominated deputy chief of staff Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio to be secretary of natural resources and moved fellow deputy chief of staff Sean Powell to the Maryland Department of Transportation.
Taking their positions will be Allison Mayer, who has been managing director of marketing and communications at the Department of Commerce, and Stephen Schatz, director of communications for the Department of Natural Resources.
Mayer has also worked for the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Ports Authority. She will start Feb. 13 in the governor’s office. Mayer is married to Hogan’s former communications director and deputy campaign manager, Doug Mayer. He’s now a partner at Strategic Partners & Media, a consulting firm in Annapolis.
Schatz has been at the Department of Natural Resources for three years and previously worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, for trade associations, and at the White House Office for National Drug Control Policy. His position is effective Monday.
Hogan’s chief of staff is Matthew Clark. The governor’s office has four deputy chief of staff positions.