February 14, 2020: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that his senior aide, Matt Hirsch, will be departing the Office of the Governor. For the last seven years, Hirsch has guided messaging, press relations, and media strategy for the Governor. Hirsch joined the Governor’s team as Communications Director in 2013. In 2017, Hirsch was promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff where he oversaw communications and scheduling. He will depart the Governor’s office at the end of February.