Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced today that he has appointed his Chief Advisor, Stacy Richardson as the next Chief of Staff.

Richardson began serving as interim Chief of Staff in late August, when Travis McDonough took a leave of absence. Richardson has also held a position as Chief Policy Officer. 

In recent years, Richardson has worked alongside numerous public and private partners to help implement several key mayoral initiatives. 

A native Chattanoogan, Richardson graduated with both Departmental and University Honors from UTC. She was Mayor Berke's campaign manager during his campaign and a Research Fellow at the Ochs Center of Metropolitan Studies.