Allard Office Remade
Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) has made a number of staff changes in the past months. In all, nine staffers have been either hired or promoted.
Melanie Fuller, 24, has been promoted to deputy legislative assistant for Allard. Her responsibilities will include policy advice on health care, social security, welfare, abortion, Medicare and the Food and Drug Administration.
Fuller originally came to Allard’s staff as a constituent correspondent in 2002 and has worked her way up to her current position. She graduated from the University of Colorado in May 2002 with a bachelor’s in political science, and she comes from Lafayette, Colo.
Ian Lyle has also been promoted to deputy legislative assistant. Another former constituent correspondent with the Senator, Lyle also interned for Allard’s office. His new responsibilities will include public lands, fish and wildlife, wilderness, nutrition and the Army Corps of Engineers.
The 24-year-old originates from Cascade, Colo., and attended Fort Lewis College. He graduated in May 2003 with a bachelor’s in political science.
Suzanne Singleterry, 25, is the final deputy legislative assistant to be added to the Allard staff. Her legislative duties will include education, labor and immigration. Previously, Singleterry worked in Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s (R-Colo.) office as a legislative correspondent and in Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) office as a staff assistant.
Singleterry is a native of Chickasha, Okla., and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2001 with a bachelor’s in communication.
Nicholas Zupancic, 24, has been brought on board as a constituent correspondent for the Senator. In addition to
responding to constituent concerns, he will provide support in various capacities throughout the office.
Most recently, Zupancic served as the senior field director for Colorado Rep. Bob Beauprez’s (R) Congressional campaign. A native of Denver, Zupancic attended the University of Colorado and received a bachelor’s in political science in May 2003.
Brigitte Buehlman, 26, has also been brought on board as a constituent correspondent. In addition to handling constituent questions, Buehlman will be involved with the Senator’s handling of issues dealing with budget, judiciary, crime, gun control, religion and education.
Prior to joining Allard’s office, Buehlman served as an intern in the district office of Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.). Buehlman hails from San Diego and received a bachelor’s in political science from the University of San Diego in May of last year.
Sam Tatevosyan is another newly minted constituent correspondent for Allard. His duties will include handling correspondence in the military and foreign affairs area. Tatevosyan is also a former intern of Allard’s.
A native of Denver, the 22-year-old will receive a bachelor’s in political science in March when his transfer credits from American University’s Washington Semester Program are counted.
Alison Monroe, 23, has been promoted to scheduler in Allard’s office. Monroe began her tenure in Allard’s office as an intern and then spent a year as constituent correspondent before her most recent promotion. Monroe graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s in political science in May 2003.
Collette Williamson has been brought on board as a systems administrator assistant. Before joining Allard’s staff, Williamson worked for then-Sen. Campbell as a staff assistant and assistant to the administrative director. A native of Washington, D.C., Williamson is attending the University of Phoenix Online for a bachelor’s in human services/management.
Cassi Poole, 22, has joined the Allard team as a receptionist. Poole is a native of Lexington, Ky., and attended Colorado State University. She received her bachelor’s in political science in May 2004.