Staff

The Governor’s staff assists not just the Governor, but the people of Alabama as well. Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our staff with any questions you may have.


Executive Office


334.242.7100

Marilyn Taylor
Executive Assistant to the Governor

Catherine Gayle Thrash
Confidential Assistant

Lee Sellers
Director of Special Projects


Chief of Staff


334.242.7100

Steve Pelham
Chief of Staff

Donna Newman
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff


Deputy Chief of Staff


334.242.7100

Liz Filmore
Deputy Chief of Staff

Terri Trotman
Special Assistant For Administration
and Purchasing Manager


Legal Office



334.242.7120

Bryan Taylor
General Counsel

Will Parker
Chief Deputy General Counsel

Erika McKay
Deputy General Counsel

Teresa Lee
Special Assistant to the General Counsel

Pam Chesnutt
Paralegal, Legal Administrator, and
Executive Assistant to Chief Deputy General Counsel

Stacey Smith
Extradition Coordinator and Contracts Officer

Communications Office



334.242.7150

Daniel Sparkman
Press Secretary

Gina Maiola
Deputy Press Secretary for Communications

Lori Jhons
Deputy Press Secretary for Media Relations

Hal Yeager
Director of Photography

Sydney A. Foster
Assistant Photographer

Legislative Affairs Office


334.242.7989

Jared White
Senate Liaison

William Filmore
House Liaison

Michele Brown
Recording Secretary


Constituent Services Office


334.242.7100

Pam Bye
Director of Constituent Services

Denise Randall
Constituent Services Senior Specialist
and Ceremonial Documents Administrator

Stacey Lewis
Constituent Services Specialist

Anne Williams
Constituent Services Specialist


Scheduling Office


334.242.7100

Andrea Hutchings
Scheduling Coordinator


Appointments Office


334.242.3300

Adam Thompson
Appointments Director

Emily Moore
Executive Assistant to the Appointments Director


Policy Office


334.242.7100

David White
Senior Policy Advisor

Baker Allen
Economic Policy Advisor

Nick Moore
Education Policy Advisor


Administration Office


334.353.7510

Cheryl Fondon
Director of Administration

Becca Crawford
Chief Fiscal Officer

Cleve Hightower
Executive Branch IT Administrator

Beth Wyatt
Staff Assistant


Governor's Mansion


334.834.3022

James Camp
Mansion Complex Director

Michael Walczak
Executive Director - Governor’s Mansion Authority