HARRISBURG, PA: Governor Tom Ridge's longtime press secretary Tim
Reeves will enter private life next month as president of
Harrisburg-based Neiman Communications. The move comes on the heels of
Ridge's own departure from the governor's office to head up the newly
created federal Office of Homeland Security.
Reeves' replacement, deputy communications director Steve Aaron, said
the two moves were not related.
Aaron, a former anchor and reporter with NBC affiliate WGAL-TV, also
said the White House is still deciding whether to hire communications
staff for the Office of Homeland Security, which will be in charge of
coordinating efforts between several federal agencies. "They are still
in the process of determining how many staff members will be in that
office," Aaron said.
"One possibility is to let Ari Fleischer be press secretary for that
Neiman Communications is the PR division of the Neiman Group, a $32 million integrated communications agency. Reeves replaces Tom May,
who will continue as group EVP.