Erin Hames, Gov. Sonny Perdue’s former policy director, has found a new post in state government after a brief outing with the Department of Education.
Hames, a former teacher, was named a deputy chief of staff for policy by Deal. Earlier Deal named Brian Robinson and Michael Shaffer to top deputy positions.
Hames was Perdue’s policy director before landing a top position with the Department of Education four months ago. But the new state school superintendent asked her to resign when he started filling jobs after the election.
Deal also tapped Atlanta attorney Todd Markle as his executive counsel. Markle served on the Fulton County steering committee for Deal’s campaign for governor.