Governor-elect Brad Little has announced new hires for his transition staff.
Zach Forster was named Special Assistant, Appointments. He has been a staff member on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Washington D.C. since 2017.
UI College of Law grad Kristyn Escalante will serve as Litle’s Scheduler.
Louis Hougaard will be Policy Advisor. Hougaard is a BSU graduation who has worked in the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia and for the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland.
Jennifer O’Kief will be Executive Assistant. She has been Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor (Little) since 2009.
Also named an executive assistant was Claudia Simplot Nally. She has worked in the Governor’s office for 23 years, serving as special assistant to Governors Phil Batt, Dirk Kempthorne, Jim Risch, and C.L. “Butch”Otter.
And, Ann DeAngeli will be Special Assistant to the First Lady. She has worked for the governor-elect in various capacities, beginning as a Senate Attache in 2006.