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Betsy DeVos Gets a New Chief of Staff

By Alyson Klein — October 26, 2018 1 min read

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is getting a new chief-of-staff: Nate Bailey, who has been serving as her communications chief.

Bailey has previously served as director of public affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. And like a lot of DeVos’ staff, he has Michigan roots. He served as the media relations director for the state attorney general, and as communications director for the late Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Mich. Bailey replaces Josh Venable, a one-time top aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“Nate is a well-respected and valued member of our team who is a natural fit to help lead the Department at this time,” DeVos said in a statement. “I am pleased that he has agreed to take on this new position, and I look forward to our continued work together on behalf of our nation’s students.

Josh has served the Department and our country well. I am grateful for his service and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

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