November 16, 2011

BREAKING: Veteran Hill Flack Loskarn Promoted to Chief of Staff for Sen. Alexander

Ryan LoskarnPerfecting the flack-to-Chief path as only a few before him (Ron Bonjean, David Wade, etc) have successfully done, today Ryan Loskarn was named Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN).

Loskarn will succeed ten-year veteran Matt Sonnesyn who will, the office said, “pursue private interests.”

For the past two and a half years Loskarn has served as Staff Director for the Senate Republican Conference (SRC), which Sen. Alexander chairs for through 2012.  Before being named Staff Director, Loskarn served as Communications Director of the SRC under both Sen. Alexander and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ).  While at SRC under Sen. Alexander he also served as his Communications Director for the personal office.

Loskarn served in the House of Representatives for seven years, as a legislative aide to Rep. Wally Herger (R-CA), Deputy Press Secretary at the House Rules Committee and as Communications Direcotr for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Loskarn has been named one of Roll Call’s “Fabulous 50 Movers and Shakers” on Capitol Hill.

In 200 he earned a B.A. in history and political science from Tulane University and is a native of Sykesville, MD.  (PF tipster)

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