House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) will announce the senior staff of his leadership office today:
Chief of Staff Marc Short, Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Pitcock, Coalitions Director and General Counsel Melanie Looney, Communications Director Matt Lloyd and Policy Director Russ Vought. Short is chief of staff to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex). Before that, he was a political appointee in the Bush administration. He also has been executive director of the Reagan Ranch in California, executive director of Freedom Alliance, and national director for the Young America's Foundation. His wife Kristen worked with him at the ranch and Young America's Foundation. Matt Lloyd has been communications director in Pence's personal office since 2003 and was communications director for the House Republican Study Committee when Pence was chairman from 2005-2006.