Governor-elect Raimondo Selects Chief of Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor-elect Gina M. Raimondo today announced Stephen S. Neuman as her chief of staff. Neuman is moving to Rhode Island from the Office of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. His official start date is January 6, but he will be helping with the ongoing work of the governor-elect’s transition.

“I am excited to have Steve help lead my team as we work to move Rhode Island forward,” Governor-elect Raimondo said. “His experience working for governors in Maryland, North Carolina and Missouri will be invaluable as we work to find new and creative solutions here.”

“Steve was a key part of the team as we increased the minimum wage to $10.10; passed the EARN workforce development initiative; and enacted the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act to support 57,000 jobs by building roads, bridges, and transit projects,” Governor O’Malley said. “We appreciate his service to the citizens of Maryland, and wish him the best as he helps Governor-elect Raimondo achieve results for middle class families in Rhode Island.”

Neuman is currently the Director of Public Affairs in the Office of Governor Martin O’Malley in Maryland, where his duties include overseeing various strategic policy and communications efforts as well as managing various day-to-day operations and administration of the office. He also serves as the chief liaison to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic, among other agencies.

Prior to joining Governor O’Malley’s office, he worked for North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue and was an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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