Gov. Sarah Sanders announced Monday (Dec. 18) changes to the Governor’s Office personnel.
Kelly Eichler, the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, will depart the Governor’s Office for new opportunities. Jamie Barker, the Governor’s current Director of Legislative Affairs, will become Deputy Chief of Staff. Judd Deere will stay on as Deputy Chief of Staff.
“Kelly brought years of experience in Arkansas state government to our office and was instrumental to the passage of this year’s bold, transformational legislation, including Arkansas LEARNS, the Protect Act, two tax cuts, and more. We are sad to see her go but are excited for the new opportunities this next chapter in her career will bring,” said Gov. Sanders.
“Jamie Barker was also a key player in this year’s legislative wins as my Director of Legislative Affairs and will continue to help us shake the broken status quo as Kelly’s replacement. I know that his successor, Chafer Stanley, and the rest of our legislative and policy teams will also be crucial in our work to make Arkansas the best state in America to live, work, and raise a family,” she added.
Chafer Stanley, who serves as the Governor’s Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Regulatory Affairs, will become the Governor’s Legislative Affairs and Policy Director.
Jack Sisson, who serves as the Governor’s Policy Director, will become the Governor’s Senior Advisor for Healthcare.
Selby Tucker, who serves as the Governor’s Policy Advisor for Budget, Economic Development, and Tax, will become the Governor’s Budget Director.
Morgan Warbington, who serves as the Governor’s Policy Advisor for Education, will become the Governor’s Director of Faith-Based Initiatives and Special Projects.