MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Lieutenant Governor-Elect Kay Ivey Tuesday named political veteran Steve Pelham to serve as her chief of staff when she assumes office on January 17th.
"Our transition team named one of the most capable and experienced administrators in Steve Pelham," Ms. Ivey said. "His knowledge, energy and enthusiasm will help my office find solutions to the tough economic problems we face in Alabama, and I'm proud to have him on the team," she added.
Mr. Pelham, a native of Auburn in Lee County, is President of The Pelham Group and has twenty years experience serving Members of Congress in both Washington and Alabama. He was District Director for Congressman Terry Everett for eight years before being named by President George W. Bush as Alabama Rural Development State Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a post he held from 2001 to 2009.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to work side-by-side with Ms. Ivey to confront the challenges ahead. Our immediate goal is to carry out her pledge to organize a cost-effective and efficient office responsive to the people," Mr. Pelham said.