Pelosi Announces Departure of Longtime Communications Director Brendan Daly

Dec 14, 2010, 17:29 ET from Office of the Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that her longtime Communications Director, Brendan Daly, is departing her office for the private sector. Daly has worked for Pelosi since she became the Democratic Whip nine years ago.

"Brendan has been an essential part of my team for nearly a decade, and his leadership, hard work, and dedication have been essential to the progress we have made on behalf of the American people," said Speaker Pelosi. "Brendan is respected on the Hill among Members and the press as a skilled communicator, a dedicated public servant, and a trusted advisor. I am grateful for his service."

Daly's career in government includes service as an appointee by President Clinton to top communications positions at the Peace Corps and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He began his congressional service in the office of the late Congressman Gerry Studds of Massachusetts. He has also worked as a newspaper reporter, first at the Waterbury Republican-American in Connecticut, then at the Patriot Ledger in the Boston suburbs. He is a graduate of Duke University.

Daly will begin work in the private sector in January.

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House