By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) announced more staff changes in a statement on Wednesday.

Former Congressman Jo Bonner last week accepted the position of President of the University of South Alabama vacating his position as Alabama Kay Ivey’s chief of staff. On Monday, the Governor announced that Liz Filmore will be promoted to chief of staff. That change was followed by Wednesday’s announcements that two other veterans from her office, plus her new finance director, will soon assume key leadership roles in the governor’s executive office.

Ivey said that recently appointed state Finance Director Bill Poole will remain in his current position but will gain the added title of senior advisor.

The governor also promoted both Nathan Lindsay and Brooks McClendon to the roles of deputy chiefs of staff.

Lindsay currently serves as director of appointments for the governor, while McClendon is the senate liaison in the Legislative Affairs Office, a duty he will continue to hold for the upcoming legislative session which begins on January 11, 2022.

Lindsay came to the Governor’s Office in 2019 after working for eight years at the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). Previously, Lindsay worked for former Governor Bob Riley (R). He is a native of Madison County.

Prior to joining the Governor’s Office in 2019, McClendon worked for Manufacture Alabama for five years. He previously worked for former Congressman Spencer T. Bachus, III (R-AL06). McClendon is a native of Shelby County.

“Our state has weathered one of the most challenging periods in our nation’s history, and we’ve come out of the last year stronger and more united than ever,” Ivey added. “When you consider how we’ve been leading the Southeast – and really the nation – in economic growth and low unemployment during the past two years, I can’t wait to see what is next in store for the good people of this great state. The best is truly in front of us.”

Ivey was elevated to Governor in 2017 when Gov. Robert Bentley resigned. In 2018 she won the election to the office in her own right and she is now seeking her second term.

The Republican primary is May 24, 2022.