VP Harris’ Chief of Staff Latest to Leave Amid Mass Exodus

VP Harris' Chief of Staff Latest to Leave Amid Mass Exodus kamala harris exults during a democratic national convention speech for joe biden Vice President Kamala Harris (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Thursday, 21 April 2022 06:10 PM

Vice President Kamala Harris' chief of staff is leaving the administration and will be replaced by top adviser Lorraine Voles, Harris said Thursday, the latest shake-up in the vice president's office.

The departure of Tina Flournoy comes less than a month after Harris announced her deputy chief of staff would leave in May.

"Tina has been a valued adviser and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office," Harris said in a written statement announcing the change. "Tina is the consummate public servant and I will continue to rely on her advice, counsel and friendship."

Voles, who previously served as Vice President Al Gore's communications director and as an adviser to Hillary Clinton, was hired by Harris last summer.

Flournoy's exit marks the latest from Harris's team. Harris' National Security Adviser Nancy McEldowney said March 21 she is stepping down from her role. The White House said she will be succeeded by her deputy, Philip Gordon.

Harris's communications team, which had a turbulent first year marked by several messaging failures, has also had several high profile departures.

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