Senator-Elect Maggie Hassan Announces Key Staff Positions

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U.S. Sen. Elect Maggie Hassan with family

Senator-Elect Maggie Hassan Announces Key Staff Positions

CONCORD – United States Senator-elect Maggie Hassan today announced three key staff positions, naming Marc Goldberg to serve as Chief of Staff, Pamela Walsh to serve as Senior Advisor, and Mike Vlacich to serve as interim State Director.

“I’m incredibly proud to announce such a strong team of veteran New Hampshire leaders to helm my Senate office,” said Governor and Senator-elect Maggie Hassan. “Marc, Pam and Mike bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their positions that will ensure that we can work to advance the priorities of New Hampshire’s hard-working families and small businesses starting on day one.”

Prior to being named Chief of Staff, Goldberg served as Campaign Manager for Maggie Hassan’s campaign for United States Senate and her 2014 gubernatorial re-election campaign. Previously, Goldberg served as Communications Director both in the Office of the Governor and on her 2012 gubernatorial campaign. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Walsh will serve as Senior Advisor, working out of New Hampshire and Washington, helping to guide overall policy and communications decision-making. Walsh currently serves as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Governor and previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor John Lynch and as Press Secretary for Governor Jeanne Shaheen. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston.

As interim State Director, Vlacich will oversee the establishment of Senate offices and constituent outreach efforts throughout New Hampshire. Vlacich has served as New Hampshire State Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Vlacich also previously served as State Director for United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Director of the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, and in various roles in Governor John Lynch and Jeanne Shaheen’s administrations as well as Governor Hassan’s Gubernatorial transition team. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, and he currently serves on the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees.


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