Parson announces new senior staff
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Mike Parson has announced new members of his senior staff.
Marylyn Luetkemeyer is executive assistant to the governor; Robert Knodell is deputy chief of staff; Justin Alferman is legislative director; Steele Shippy is communications director and Kelli Jones is press secretary.
Luetkemeyer was Parson's executive assistant when he was a state senator and lieutenant governor.
Knodell is the former executive director of the House Republican Campaign Committee, former chief of staff for the Missouri House Pro Tem, and former budget and policy advisor to the Missouri House Budget Chairman.
Alferman is a former Missouri state representative for District 61, Hermann.
Shippy is the former deputy chief of staff to Jay Ashcroft.
Jones has served seven years as department chair of communication and social science at the State Technical College of Missouri.