Salt Lake City, Utah * Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has announced two new positions within the Governor's communications office. Doug DeVore has been hired as legislative assistant and Lisa Roskelley will be the new communications coordinator. DeVore and Roskelley will work with Deputy Chief of Staff Mike Mower who oversees legislative and media communications, according to Chief of Staff Neil Ashdown.
DeVore joins the Governor's staff from the Attorney General's office where he he's worked since his graduation from the University of Utah College of Law in May. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University. DeVore is a former intern for House Speaker Greg Curtis. He has worked as a law clerk for the AG office in the tax division. Roskelley moves to the public sector from being a journalist with the Standard-Examiner since May of 2002. In the Davis Bureau she covered military issues, transportation and the Legislature for the newspaper. Roskelley graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Weber State University and is finishing her Master of Public Administration at the University of Utah. She was hired as a spokeswoman for Huntsman's office.Both began work Monday. Mower will continue to be the primary contact for legislators and spokesman for the media.