January 26, 2012

Paul Morrell Named Deputy Communications Director for 2012 RNC Convention in Tampa

Paul MorrellFirst reported in this morning’s PoliticoPlaybook”, the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa has hired Paul Morrell to serve as Deputy Director of Communications.

RNC Convention Communications Director James Davis says, “Since coming on-board as Communications Director in October 2011, I’ve made building the strongest communications team in convention history a top priority. We will work aggressively together to continue building out this team as we prepare to nominate and elect the next President of the United States.”

RNC Tampa 2012 logoPaul has spent more than 20 years on Capitol Hill, where he worked for a number of members including House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX).  Following Rep. Armey’s retirement from Congress, Morrell worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for Secretary of Energy Spence Abraham and Director of Communications Planning at the National Security Council.  He spent the last four years of the Bush administration as Chief of Staff at NASA.

After departing the Bush administration, Morrell worked for S4 Inc., a strategic communications firm located in Crystal City, and as a consultant to BP during the Gulf oil spill response and recovery.

Morrell is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.  (Politico’s “Playbook” / PF tipster)

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