After the departure last month of Ryan James, Cong. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, has named a new chief of staff.
Vivian Moeglein, 37, will run Westerman’s Washington, D.C. office. She has worked previously for then-Cong. Asa Hutchinson in 1997, where she served as a legislative assistant. She also worked with then-Cong. John Boozman serving as his legislative director for five years.
She was a staffer on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
In 2006, Moeglein took a position representing the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the trade association of America’s engineering industry, on transportation-related policy before Congress and the Administration. She served ACEC as Senior Policy Advisor for Transportation Programs for 8 years.
Moeglein graduated from the University of Maryland in 1999 with a major in Government and Politics and minors in Journalism and Spanish.
“Vivian’s past experience with the Arkansas delegation will no doubt be a benefit to my office and the citizens of the Fourth District,” said Cong. Westerman. “She came highly recommended from a variety of individuals, including Sen. Boozman and Gov. Hutchinson. Her background will continue to move our office in the right direction as we tackle the issues of importance to Arkansas and I look forward to working with her.”
Moeglein said, “I began my career working for an Arkansas congressional office and I am excited for this opportunity to return to the House of Representatives, serving the people Arkansas. I am honored Congressman Westerman has afforded me this opportunity and I look forward to joining his exceptional team. It truly feels like I’m going home.”
Westerman’s former chief of staff, Ryan James, resigned last month over issues related to a speeding ticket, a parking ticket and a suspended driver’s license.