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Jonathan Stevens

Director of special projects in the Office of Gov. Chafee and State Historic Preservation Officer, 2011-15. Policy director on Lincoln Chafee for Governor, June-Dec. 2010.  Director of economic development for the City of Newport, RI, Sept. 2007-May 2010.  Interim executive director for Preserve Rhode Island, March-Sept. 2007.  Newport office director (Jan. 2003-Jan. 2007), policy director (Jan. 2001-Jan. 2003) and director of legislative affairs (Jan.-Dec. 2000) to Sen. Chafee.  Planning director for the City of Warwick, RI, Jan. 1993-Nov. 1999.  Congressional liaison for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, April 1991-Dec. 1992.  Masters of community planning from University of Rhode Island; B.A. in American history from Boston University.

Joseph K. "Kenny" Alston

Chief of staff  to Gov. Chafee from Feb. 2014, after serving as director of operations, special advisor for policy and legislative affairs, and legal counsel.  Served on the policy and finance committee of Chafee's gubernatorial campaign in 2010.  Worked as an attorney in New York for 12 years: senior corporate counsel for Weight Watchers International, Inc.; deputy general counsel for MortgageIT, Inc.; and a corporate associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP.  J.D. from University of Chicago Law School, 1998; undergraduate degree from Brown University, 1995.

Communications  Debbie Rich

Deputy communications director to Gov. Chafee through May 2014.  Public Information Officer for the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles.  Rhode Island press secretary to Sen. Chafee.  Communications director to Chafee when he was Mayor of Warwick.