Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Ali Bovingdon, the governor’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, will serve as his new Chief of Staff.
“Ali has been part of my team for over a decade and it’s clear she’s committed to making sure Montana is a great place to live,” Governor Bullock said. “I’m thankful for both her and Tom’s leadership. Together we have already accomplished a great deal for Montana and I’m thrilled for the continued knowledge, experience and dedication as my administration completes its goals to benefit Montanans for years to come.”
Bovingdon, a Chinook native, has served with Bullock since he was elected as Attorney General.
“It’s a privilege to continue working for Governor Bullock and serving this great state,” Bovingdon said. “I’m looking forward to finishing what we’ve started – growing our state’s economy, defending Montanans’ access to healthcare, valuing education, and protecting public lands.”
Bovingdon replaces Tom Lopach, who has accepted a position with Bullock’s presidential campaign.
Governor Bullock also announced other staff changes in his office. Adam Schafer, Senior Advisor, will now serve as Deputy Chief of Staff. Schafer, a Billings native, previously worked as Deputy Commissioner of Securities and Insurance and Chief of Staff to Auditor Monica Lindeen. Erin Loranger will serve as Press Secretary. Loranger was the Public Information Officer at the Department of Labor & Industry and previously worked as a reporter at the Independent Record.