Douglas Announces Staff Appointments

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Gov. Jim Douglas has announced some changes in his top staff, as a key aide prepares to leave.

Secretary of Civil and Military Heidi Tringe moves over to become deputy chief of staff, one of the two hats worn by the departing Dennise Casey. Casey also had headed up communications for Douglas.

That job’s being taken by a special assistant to the governor, David Coriell, who also takes the position Tringe is vacating as secretary of civil and military affairs.

Meanwhile, former Natural Resources Secretary Elizabeth "Wibs" McLain returns to the administration as special assistant to the governor to work with lawmakers and state agencies.

Casey’s taking a new job with the Republican Governors Association.

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