RNC communications director steps down

WASHINGTON: Republican National Committee (RNC) director of communications Trevor Francis resigned on Monday, November 23, after eight months at the post.

WASHINGTON: Republican National Committee (RNC) director of communications Trevor Francis resigned on Monday, November 23, after eight months at the post. The decision was made public the same day the GOP announced Alex Castellanos, of advertising and public affairs shop National Media, was named senior communications adviser for chairman Michael Steele. An RNC press secretary said Castellanos' position is not interim, but he is not meant as a replacement for Francis' position.

“Trevor took a hiatus from a very successful private sector career to give service to the Republican Party this year,” Steele said in a statement sent to PRWeek. “Trevor's talents will be missed at the RNC. We have accomplished a great deal in the year he was here. He worked tirelessly, as did the whole team, on the victories in Virginia and his home state of New Jersey.”

Francis previously worked at Burson-Marsteller, but the agency said there are "no plans" at this time for him to rejoin the firm.

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