Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Announces Marty and Morrissey as New Leadership Team

Wednesday, February 27, 2013  •  Austin, Texas   •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry named Brandy Marty as Chief of Staff and Mike Morrissey as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, effective March 1, 2013. Marty replaces Ann Bishop, who has been on sabbatical from her position as Executive Director at the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

"Brandy is a trusted advisor and a key member of my staff, and has been involved in almost every major decision my office has made over the last several years. Her extensive, high-level experience makes her the ideal individual to lead my team going forward," Gov. Perry said. "I have worked with Mike since I was a House member and have complete trust in his judgment and respect for his character. Mike knows how state government works as well, if not better, than anyone who has ever worked in the Capitol. I have always said he is the kind of guy you keep around and, most of all, listen to carefully.

"I owe a debt of gratitude to Ann, for agreeing to lend her time to my office as we prepared for the legislative session. Her expertise and contributions were invaluable."

Marty has worked in the Governor's Office since 2007, most recently as the governor's deputy chief of staff and previously as director of the Budget, Planning and Policy Division, as well as deputy legislative director as House liaison. She was also policy director for the governor's 2010 primary campaign. She has previously served in several capacities working for elected officials within the House of Representatives. Marty received a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas and a law degree from St. Mary's University.

Morrissey has worked for the Governor's Office since 2001, most recently as Senior Advisor and previously as director of the Budget, Planning and Policy Division. Morrissey previously served as director of fiscal policy for former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff, budget director for Perry when he was lieutenant governor, and budget director and special assistant to former Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock. He also worked at the Legislative Budget Board from 1986-1994 as legal counsel/ budget examiner. Morrissey received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from the University of Arkansas.

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