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Gov. Pat Quinn Taps Kelly Kraft as Communications Director

(Chicago) – July 13, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that he has changed his top communications chief.

Kelly Kraft, Assistant Director and Communications Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget, has been promoted to serve as Quinn’s Director of Communications. The current communications chief, Mica Matsoff, becomes a Senior Advisor to the Governor.

The switch starts on Monday.

“Kelly Kraft is a true professional who will do an excellent job communicating major policy issues to the people of Illinois,” Quinn said. “I thank Mica for her great work as communication director, and appreciate her willingness to step up and into this new role to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the state.”

Kraft, a Peru Illinois native, will work with Brooke Anderson, who continues to serve as Quinn Press Secretary.

As Senior Advisor, Matsoff will oversee key agencies, develop and implement strategies on high-profile issues, and coordinate policies and initiatives across various agencies of government.

Matsoff has been with the Governor’s Office since January 2011 as communications director. Prior, she managed press operations at Quinn for Illinois during the 2010 general election campaign.

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