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State House leaders Reed and Ledbetter hire new communications heads

These personnel changes signal a new chapter for the Alabama legislative communication channels.

The Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery.
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In a notable reshuffling of key personnel, Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed, R-Jasper, and Speaker of the House Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville, have announced the appointment of new communications directors for their respective State House staff.

Reed, has tapped Harrison Adams, a Selma native and proud graduate of the University of Alabama, for the role. Adams’ credentials are impressive. Not only was he the president of the Student Government Association at the University, but he also recently earned his J.D. from the esteemed Alabama School of Law.

On the other hand, Ledbetter has entrusted the crucial communications role to Nate Butler, who hails from the very district Ledbetter represents. Butler, 28, isn’t a stranger to the Alabama political landscape. He played a significant role in Ledbetter’s 2022 reelection campaign and also assisted in Sen. Katie Britt’s runoff campaign. Beyond his political engagements, Butler has contributed to Yellowhammer News and has professional experience from a consulting firm located in Birmingham. Outside his professional life, he is a dedicated family man with a spouse and two young children.

In related news, Rob Green, who has had a significant tenure as the Speaker’s office communications director and has served under multiple Speakers, has taken on a new challenge. He will now be directing legislative and external affairs for the Alabama Department of Public Health, further strengthening the Department’s ties with the legislative body.

These personnel changes signal a new chapter for the Alabama legislative communication channels, with both Reed and Ledbetter evidently looking to bring fresh perspectives and vigor to their teams. As the new appointees settle into their roles, many will be watching closely to see the direction in which they steer their respective leaders’ communication strategies.

Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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