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Shuster Announces New Communications Director

Washington – Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-09) announced a senior staff change in his Washington, D.C. office today. Shuster has named Sean Joyce as his new Communications Director. Joyce, a veteran Shuster aide has extensive experience working on Capitol Hill and for Pennsylvania’s 9th District.  Sean replaces Gretchen Gailey, who left the Hill for the private sector.

“Promoting Sean to my Communications Director was a no-brainer,” said Shuster. “Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the position, his district ties, legislative, and press experience will serve the people of the 9th district well.”

“I am honored to continue working for my hometown Congressman,” said Joyce “Congressman Shuster is one of the most respected Members in Congress and I look forward to continue helping him represent his conservative values for Pennsylvania’s 9th District.”

Joyce, an Altoona native has served in several positions for the Congressman. In addition to overseeing the Communications operation, Sean will also continue in his capacity as Senior Legislative Assistant, in which he manages several legislative issues, including Shuster’s military portfolio for his capacity on the House Armed Services Committee.  Joyce is intimately familiar with the unique issues of central and southwestern Pennsylvania. For over the past four years, he has served in Shuster’s office as Senior Legislative Assistant, Legislative Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, and Staff Assistant.

After a year and a half on Capitol Hill with Shuster, Gretchen Gailey has taken a position in the private sector as a Senior Associate with Blueprint Communications.

“I am very proud of Gretchen and her time here in my office,” said Shuster. “She has been a tremendous asset to our team and will truly be missed. I wish her all of the best in her new endeavors.”

Prior to coming to work for Shuster, Gailey was a journalist for WHAG NBC 25 in Hagerstown, MD and WHTM ABC 27 in Harrisburg.  She also worked as a field producer for Fox News Channel and NBC News in their  Washington, D.C. Bureaus, covering politics and a number of other stories.