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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced personnel changes, including the naming of Linda Good as Deputy Chief of Staff, and promoting Mary Martha Henson and Ty Mabry to be legislative director and deputy legislative director, respectively.

The staff shifts are the result of Cochran’s current deputy chief of staff/legislative director, Adam Telle, being named majority clerk of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.  Telle replaces Kathy Kraninger, who accepted a position with the White House Office of Management and Budget.

“I have confidence in the experience and depth of knowledge that Linda, Mary Martha and Ty bring to my office and to my work for the people of Mississippi and our nation,” Cochran said.

Good is currently Cochran’s Administrative Director and Personal Assistant.  She served in a similar capacity for U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) before joining Cochran’s staff in 2015.  Prior to moving to the Senate, Good worked 20 years in various senior positions on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  From 2011-2015, Good was a senior staff member to Chairman Darrell Issa, working as chief clerk to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Henson has served as a legislative assistant to Cochran since August 2015, with a portfolio that includes healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, interior, economic development, and housing.  Henson worked eight years for former Representative Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) as a field representative and later legislative director.  In Mississippi, she helped establish the Mississippi Biotechnology Association and later served as executive director and chief operating officer of the Mississippi Economic Development Council.  A native of West Point, Miss., Henson earned a business administration degree from Mississippi State University and received an Economic and Community Developer Certification from University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.  In 2014, Henson was named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women, and listed in Mississippi’s Top 40 under 40 in 2012.

Mabry is currently Cochran’s senior policy advisor/military legislative assistant and will retain these duties as deputy legislative director.  Prior to joining Cochran’s staff, Mabry served as deputy policy director for Representative Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) from 2009 to 2015, and as an aide to former Representative Pickering from 2006-2008.  A native of Liberty, Miss., Mabry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Mississippi State University in 2006.

Telle, as the Homeland Security clerk, will serve members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which Cochran chairs.  U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) is chairman of the subcommittee.  Telle has worked for Cochran since 2007.  He was named legislative director in 2013 and deputy chief of staff in 2015.  Prior to working for Cochran, Telle served on the staff of Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).  Telle received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Mississippi State University in 2005.  He is a former MSU student body president.


Posted March 14, 2017 - 7:44 am

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