August 2, 2017: Natasha Hickman has been appointed as the Chief of Staff for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican. Hickman was most recently Burr’s Legislative Director. Hickman started her Senate career with former U.S. Sen. Kay B. Hutchison, Texas Republican. Hickman also worked in the Bush administration. Also at Burr’s office, Christopher Toppings has been appointed to Legislative Director. He was most recently Burr’s Deputy Legislative Director.