Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Announces New Deputy Spokesperson

Wednesday, November 16, 2005  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he has appointed Rachael Novier as deputy press secretary in his office. Her appointment takes effect immediately.

"Rachael has been a valuable member of my office’s homeland security staff, and her talents and experience will be a valuable asset in our media operations," Perry said. "I welcome her to this new role on the team."

Novier has been a senior policy analyst in the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, where she played a key role in development of the Governor’s Homeland Security Plan and in the state’s response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Prior to joining the Office of Homeland Security last February, Novier was a freelance editor in Istanbul, Turkey, where she edited archaeological text for an international publishing company. She also previously worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she helped design a threat-based strategic planning process for the organization and helped draft the threat assessment and strategic plan for the newly-formed Cyber Division. She also previously worked as an assistant to former Congressman Larry Combest.

Novier received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University’s Honors College and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

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