February 25, 2014

Crapo Makes Staff Changes

Members of the D.C. staff promoted and new staff hired

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo announced the promotion and hiring of several staff positions in his Washington, D.C., office.  Included is a new executive assistant/scheduler, health care policy aide and front office personnel. 

Following the retirement of Crapo's long-time Executive Assistant/Scheduler, Karen Brown, Kathleen Amacio joins the Senator's staff as the Executive Assistant/Scheduler.  Most recently, Kathleen served in the same capacity for Senator Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska).  Before making her way to the U.S. Senate, she spent several years working in the U.S. House of Representatives for Representatives Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) and Charlie Bass (R-New Hampshire).  Kathleen, a native of Newmarket, New Hampshire, earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Boston University.

Kellie McConnell has been serving in Crapo's office as a Legislative Correspondent, but recently was promoted to Legislative Assistant.  Prior to joining the office, Kellie worked as a Staff Assistant for former Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) and was an intern for Representative David McKinley (R-West Virginia).  Kellie, a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion.  A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Kellie's portfolio will include health care, labor, telecommunications and social issues.

Casey Attebery has been promoted to Legislative Aide.  Casey has been serving as a Legislative Correspondent for the past year.  Prior to that, Casey was a member of the front office staff and also served as an intern.  An Idahoan, Casey grew up in Fruitland and graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in political science.  Casey is now the primary contact for issues related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the United States Postal Service and rural development, but continues to assist in the handling of agriculture, energy, natural resources, public lands and environmental issues for the senator.

With Kellie McConnell's promotion, Chelsea Halling has been hired as the heath care Legislative Correspondent.  Chelsea previously interned for the offices of a Senator from Idaho's southern neighbor, Utah's Mike Lee, in his Washington, D.C., office.  She is a graduate of Utah State University where she studied sociology and political science.  Chelsea calls Hyde Park, Utah, home.  In addition to health care, Chelsea will assist with labor, telecommunications and social issues.

Two new faces will greet visitors to Crapo's office.  Kelsey Manweiler, a native of Idaho and former intern in the office, has been named senior Staff Assistant.  Kelsey is from Boise, and attended Boise State University where she received a degree in marketing.  Scott Reber, originally from Sandy, Utah, will be serving alongside Kelsey in the front office.  He joins the staff following an internship with Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming).  Scott previously worked for Development and Training Services, Inc., a U.S. Agency for International Development contractor, as a Business Development Associate.  A graduate of Brigham Young University, Scott holds a bachelor's degree in History and a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Bristol (UK).