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Deal appoints two deputy chiefs of staff
Gov.-elect says both serve 'as dedicated public servants'
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Gov.-elect Nathan Deal appointed two deputy chiefs of staff to join his administration Wednesday.

Brian Robinson, who served as Deal's campaign spokesman, will become his deputy chief of staff for communications.

Michael Shaffer, a member of the transition team, will serve as deputy chief of staff for legislative and external affairs.

The deputy chief of staff is the governor's top liaison to federal, state and local officials.

Shaffer, an Augusta native, has worked for the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood as well as U.S. Rep. Paul Broun. He also worked as a consultant for Deal's gubernatorial campaign.

Robinson spent seven years working for Georgia Congressmen Lynn Westmoreland and Phil Gingrey. He joined Deal's campaign earlier this year as his chief spokesman.

"Michael and Brian have served the people of Georgia as dedicated public servants," Deal said. "Their talents were on display for all to see during the campaign and now they will put their talents to work on behalf of Georgians."


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