McNally makes more Senate staff appointments

News release from Lt. Gov. Randy McNally’s office:

NASHVILLE – Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) today announced additional staff appointments to the Office of the Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate. These appointments follow last week’s announcement of longtime McNally aide Rick Nicholson as Senate Chief of Staff.

Debbie Martin, Executive Assistant to the Lt. Governor

Lt. Governor McNally’s Executive Secretary for nine years, Martin will be involved in all aspects of Lt. Gov. McNally’s office and will serve as his chief scheduler. A 30-year veteran state employee, Martin lives in Hendersonville with her husband, Tracy. The Martins have one adult daughter and two grandchildren.

Tim Sigler, Executive Assistant for Policy and Research

Starting at the General Assembly as an intern in 2011, Sigler worked in the Office of the Chief Clerk before working for Lt. Gov. McNally as a Finance, Ways and Means Committee Research Analyst. As Executive Assistant for Policy and Research, Sigler will oversee a wide portfolio of research and policy duties for Lt. Gov. McNally. Sigler received his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University. He attended Hillsboro High School and is a Nashville native.

Pam George, Executive Administrative Assistant

Lt. Governor Ramsey’s Executive Assistant for eight years, George will be the first point of contact in Lt. Governor McNally’s Nashville office for members of the public. Pam will perform a variety of constituent service and administrative tasks on behalf of the office. Prior to working in the Office of the Lt. Governor, George worked for Speaker Pro Tempore Rosalind Kurita.

Adam C. Kleinheider, Communications Director

A former journalist, Kleinheider ran well-respected political websites for Nashville media outlets WKRN-TV and NashvillePost.com. Appointed Communications Director to Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey in 2011, Kleinheider will serve a similar role for Lt. Governor McNally managing communications and social media strategy for Lt. Governor McNally and the Senate. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Kleinheider lives in Wilson County with his wife, Sherry.

Other appointment news:

Jordan Young, Chief Engrossing Clerk

Jordan Young began his career in state government as Special Assistant to Lt. Governor Ramsey in 2011. Young was named Deputy Chief of Staff in 2012. Jordan will oversee the entire legislative engrossing process from start to finish. A native of Kingsport, Jordan resides in Nashville with his wife, Hilary.

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