Rep. Jane Harman’s (D-Calif.) press shop got a boost recently with the addition of new Communications Director Nick Papas. He replaces Corey Brown, who left Capitol Hill to pursue graduate studies at George Washington University.
Papas, a 23-year-old Stockton, Calif., native, is an old hand at Democratic spinning, having served earlier stints in the communications department of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and as press secretary for the West Virginia Democratic Party.
Papas has also worked as press secretary for the Trust for Early Education.
A member of the University of California at Berkeley’s class of 2002, Papas holds a bachelor’s in political science.
Taking Charge. Longtime Government Printing Office employee Jeffrey Bernazzoli has been tapped to serve as the printing agency’s production manager.
In his new post, the 31-year GPO veteran will head the agency’s in-house printing plant, which includes electronic pre-press operations, a press room and bindery.
The Bakerton, W.Va., resident most recently spent three years as the supervisory printing specialist in the Office of the Production Manager.
Bernazzoli, who attended Pennsylvania State University, began his career in 1972 as an apprentice and went on to serve in the offset press division as a platemaker-stripper.
He became a detailee to the U.S. Customs Service in 1979, and in 1981 he joined the production planning division, scheduling printing jobs within GPO’s plant.
Bernazzoli also served as a printing specialist in printing procurement beginning in 1984.