Hoyer Reshuffles Staff

Posted February 25, 2009 at 9:53am

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is shaking up his staff on the heels of his floor director taking a job in the Obama administration.

Hoyer announced several promotions and new hires on Tuesday, including moving Deputy Floor Director Alexis Covey-Brandt into the job of floor director. Covey-Brandt will replace Alejandro Perez, who left Capitol Hill for a job on the legislative affairs team at the White House.

Covey-Brandt, who has worked for Hoyer for six years, knows the Democratic Caucus “very well” and will be “a terrific asset” for Members, Hoyer said in a statement. Covey-Brandt holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology in African studies from Haverford College.

Other staff changes include the hiring of John Hughes as senior policy adviser and Amy Schultz as senior legislative assistant. Troy Clair was promoted to deputy director of external relations.

Hughes most recently served as counsel to the House Financial Services Committee while Schultz served as a legislative assistant to Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.). Clair has been Hoyer’s special assistant for two years.