Jan. 23, 2013. Today, Governor Pat McCrory announced additions to his office staff. Among them is former ASU student – Meredith McCullen, who now has the title of scheduling director.
This marks the second former ASU student hired to an executive staff in the past month. Earlier in January, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest hired ASU graduate Kelsey Crum to Director of Constituent Services. Click here to read about Crum: www.hcpress.com/asu-news/lt-gov-dan-forrest-selects-recent-asu-grad-for-director-of-constituent-services-among-other-new-staff.html
The following people joined the governor’s office staff today:
Crystal Feldman, Press Secretary – Feldman joins the governor’s press office after most recently serving as Press Secretary for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources. She previously served as a spokesperson for the California Republican Party and Communications Director for Sue Lowden’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Nevada. Feldman is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Ricky Diaz, Deputy Communications Director – Diaz joins the McCrory administration after most recently serving as Press Secretary for Governor McCrory’s campaign and Deputy Communications Director for his transition team. Prior to joining the McCrory campaign, Diaz served as Director of Media Affairs for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. In 2010, Diaz joined Richard Burr’s campaign for U.S. Senate, where he served as Deputy Communications Director and served as e-Campaign Director for Chris Christie’s campaign for governor in 2009. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Jenny Steele, Press Assistant – Steele joins the governor’s press office after most recently interning for Governor McCrory’s campaign. She is a Charlotte native and recent graduate of Auburn University, where she majored in Journalism.
Blannie Cheng, Deputy Advisor for Jobs and the Economy – Cheng joins the McCrory Administration after working as a tax and private equity attorney at Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P., the largest law firm based in the Research Triangle. Blannie serves on the Development Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association and is a graduate of the UNC School of Law.
Meredith McCullen, Scheduling Director – McCullen joins the governor’s team after serving as Scheduling Director for Governor McCrory’s campaign and transition. She is a Clayton native and graduate of Appalachian State University and Suffolk University, where she earned a Masters in Political Science.