U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, announced some changes to his congressional staff both in Washington D.C. and the Hudson Valley area Monday.
Stephanie Valle has been named chief of staff, after previously serving as deputy chief of staff and communications director since 2011. Valle is from Clifton Park and attended Hamilton College in Clinton.
She succeeds Steve Stallmer, Gibson’s chief of staff for more than three years. Stallmer stepped down to run for the 113th Assembly district seat left vacant by Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan.
With Valle’s shifting role, Brad Gentile will serve as deputy chief of staff along with his duties as legislative director. Gentile has also worked for Gibson since 2011. He previously worked for House Speaker John Boehner.
Other changes in Gibson’s offices include Matt Sheehey as press secretary and Ann Mueller as deputy district director. Both Sheehey and Mueller have worked for Gibson over the past several years.
“Stephanie, Brad, Matt and Ann have all been members of my staff since I was first elected to Congress, and their dedication, insight and work ethic have been a model for the rest of our staff,” Gibson said in a news release. “I am confident they will all excel in these new roles.”