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Alabama Congressman Jerry Carl promotes Laura Stagno as Legislative Director

Alabama Republican Jerry Carl has promoted Laura Stagno to Legislative Director for his Washington DC staff. Ms. Stagno joined Congressman Carl's staff as a Legislative Assistant in January 2021 at the start of his freshman term. She worked for two year prior to that as a Confidential Assistant for the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. Ms. Stagno was Staff Assistant to Texas Congressman Mac Thornberry in 2018 after interning with the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources in 2017. She graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2018 after majoring in Economics and Spanish.
CSM. Joseph Traylor named Command Sergeant Major for the Garrison Presidio of Monterey, CA  
CSM. Joseph W. Traylor recently became the new Command Sergeant Major for the Garrison Presidio of Monterey. He succeeds former Command Sergeant Major, CSM. Robert N. Londers, in the position. CSM. Traylor graduated as a master sergeant at the US Army Sergeants Major Academy’s Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course. His career in military intelligence has spanned the globe with assignments in the United States, Korea, Germany and Italy. Previously, CSM. Traylor served as Sergeant Major with the Eighth Army. He most recently served as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major for 116th Military Intelligence Brigade. CSM. Traylor holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management from Excelsior College.
Ventris C. Gibson officially nominated for Director of the U.S. Mint at Department of Treasury  
Ventris C. Gibson's nomination for Director of the United States Mint at Department of Treasury has been sent to the Senate. Ms. Gibson brings decades of senior federal service to the role and is a United States Navy veteran. Prior to joining the Mint, Ms. Gibson served as the Director of Human Resources for Washington, DC’s Department of Human Resources. Ms. Gibson also previously served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Gibson’s career with the Federal government also includes the Federal Aviation Administration where she served as the Assistant Administrator for Human Resources and in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Management and its first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resolution Management. She has a career that spans more than 40 years in both human resources executive and professional positions. A graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Executive Technique, and Aspen Institute, Ms. Gibson attended the University of Maryland, University College.
Harden Spencer promoted to Legislative Director for Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver  
Harden Spencer has been named Legislative Director for Democrat Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri's 5th Congressional District. Spencer joined Congressman Cleaver's staff in 2018 as an intern and stayed on as a Legislative Correspondent and then Legislative Assistant. Harden completed his undergraduate studies at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL in 2015, and his Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School in 2018.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds appoints Jennifer Benson Bahr as District Court Judge  
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced her appointment of Jennifer Benson Bahr as a district court judge in Iowa's Judicial District 4. Bahr, of Crescent, Iowa, currently serves as a district associate judge in Judicial District 4. She previously served as an Assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney and has also served as the Webster and Humboldt County Attorney. Bahr received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from Drake University Law School.
Charleston County, South Carolina's government announces appointment of Joe Coates as new Emergency Management Director  
Charleston County, South Carolina Government announced a new director for the Emergency Management Department. Joe Coates has been appointed as new Emergency Management Department director; Joe was serving as the Interim Director since July of 2021. He has worked with Charleston County since 2008. Coates graduated from the American Military University with a degree in emergency and disaster management. He has worked as the Secretary for the Disaster Recovery Network, Incident Commander for Charleston County Emergency Operations Center, and a coordinator with the Sheriff’s Rural Search and Rescue Team.
Clarke County Virginia's Fire/EMS Chief resigns  
Clarke County Virginia Fire/EMS Chief resigns, Brian Lichty, director of fire, emergency medical services and emergency management, submitted his resignation. Lichty spent five years with Clarke County. He previously was battalion chief for the Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management. Donald Jackson, a firefighter/medic who officially retired in August after 21 years of service to the county, has been filling in for Lichty. He will remain in charge of the department for the time being.