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Office of the Vice President

For Immediate Release May 15, 1997


Vice President Gore today (4/15) announced the appointment of a new political director as well as an office restructuring that includes the reappointment of several key staff members.

Specifically, the Vice President announced the appointment of Maurice Daniel as his new political director; Michael Feldman as senior adviser to the Vice President; Kim Tilley as director of scheduling and advance; Lisa Berg as deputy director of scheduling and advance and director of advance; and Ansley Jones as deputy director of scheduling.

"I am pleased that Maurice has agreed to join the staff as my political director. He has done excellent political work on behalf of the Democratic Party and his extensive political experience will be value added to our ongoing work to move the President's policy agenda forward," the Vice President said. " I also look forward to continuing to work with Michael, Kim, Lisa, and Ansley in their new capacities. This is a great team and these moves will make our office even more effective."

Maurice Daniel will replace Karen Skelton, who now serves as deputy assistant to the President and deputy director of political affairs. Daniel leaves his position as chief of staff to Congressman Bobby Rush, where he has served since 1993. Daniel also served as Clinton/Gore state director for Ohio in 1996 and Midwest campaign director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee during the 1992 general election. Previously, he worked with Senator Harris Wofford,s reelection and served as Midwest region political director at the Democratic National Committee under Paul Tully and then-chairman Ron Brown. Daniel is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Michael Feldman moves from his current position as the Vice President's deputy director of legislative affairs, where he has served since 1993, to become senior adviser to the Vice President. He will work from the Chief of Staff,s office. Feldman will coordinate among the Office of the Vice President departments in the planning of the Vice President's domestic travel and will serve as the Chief of Staff representative during those trips. Feldman previously served as legislative analyst in the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee and as floor staff assistant for the U.S. Senate Democratic Cloakroom. Feldman graduated cum laude from Tufts University.

Kim Tilley, currently the director of scheduling for the Vice President, will become the director of scheduling and advance. Under Tilley, who has served as director of scheduling since 1995, the office of scheduling and office of advance will merge into a single office. Tilley previously served as deputy chief of staff at the Environmental Protection Agency and associate director of research in the White House office of communications. She also served as senior legislative analyst for U.S. Senator Paul Simon. Tilley is an alumna of the University of Tulsa.

Lisa Berg will become deputy director of scheduling and advance and director of advance. Berg currently serves as deputy director of scheduling and has worked in the Vice President's office since 1993. Berg previously worked as executive director of Shrewsbury Public Access Television and assistant program director for Cablevision, in Massachusetts. Berg graduated cum laude from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts.

Ansley Jones also moves from her position as scheduler, where she has served since 1996, to become deputy director of scheduling. Jones previously worked as special assistant to the secretary in the Department of Defense and congressional liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. Jones also served as deputy regional political director for the Democratic National Committee and deputy Mid-Atlantic regional director for Clinton/Gore '92. Jones graduated cum laude from Furman University in South Carolina and is an MBA candidate at George Washington University.