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Oct 12, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointments of Taylor Teepell as Deputy Chief of Staff, Matt Parker as Legislative Affairs Director and Anthony Ramirez as Intergovernmental Affairs Director.
Teepell will replace Kristy Nichols who was appointed to serve as the Commissioner of Administration. Ramirez will replace Matt Parker as Intergovernmental Affairs Director who will become the Legislative Affairs Director. The changes become effective on October 15.
Governor Jindal said, “Taylor, Matt and Anthony have done a great job in their current roles, and I am excited about them taking on these new challenges. I know they will continue to work hard for the people of Louisiana.”
Taylor Teepell currently serves as Deputy Legislative Affairs Director for Governor Jindal. Prior to this position, Teepell was the Director of the Victory Fund for the Republican Party of Louisiana. Prior to that, he served as a Policy Advisor to Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy, and disaster response. Teepell worked as Campaign Manager for former Tennessee Valley Authority Chairman Glenn McCullough's 2008 bid for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District, served on Governor Jindal's 2007 transition team as director of the veterans, and wildlife and fisheries advisory councils, and from 2005 to 2007, worked as Coalitions Director for the Friends of Bobby Jindal where he was involved in the Governor's gubernatorial and congressional races. Teepell has a degree in marketing from LSU Baton Rouge.
Matt Parker currently serves as Intergovernmental Affairs Director for Governor Jindal. Before that, Parker served as Campaign Manager for Governor Jindal's re-election campaign in 2011. Prior to joining the campaign, he worked as the Field Director for Florida Governor Rick Scott's campaign for Governor, worked as Executive Director for the Republican Party of Louisiana, and worked on Gov. Jindal's 2007 campaign for Governor and the Governor's 2004 congressional campaign.
Anthony Ramirez currently serves as the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Jindal. Before that, Ramirez was the Statewide Field Director for Governor Jindal's re-election campaign in 2011. Prior to joining the campaign, Anthony worked as a grassroots campaign consultant and has worked as a Field Director in various state and municipal elections across the country. Anthony has a degree in Political Science from LSU Baton Rouge.