Governor’s Communications Office Announces Staff Changes

July 3, 2012

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – The Governor’s Communications Office announced today one addition to the staff and one internal promotion. Evan Beal, previously State Staff Assistant for United States Senator Olympia Snowe, will join the office as Deputy Press Secretary. Adrienne Bennett, who currently serves as Press Secretary, has been promoted to Director of Communications.

As Communications Director, Bennett is responsible for strategic management and direction of executive communications, as well as media relations and coordination with state agencies. Additionally, she will continue to serve as primary spokesperson for the Governor. Beal, a graduate of the George Washington University, will assist with all matters pertaining to the media as well as develop the Governor’s social media presence.

Full bios for Adrienne Bennett and Evan Beal can be found below. Adrienne Bennett serves as Director of Communications for the Office of Governor. Ms. Bennett’s duties include strategic management and direction of executive communications, as well as media relations and coordination with state agencies. Prior to joining the Governor's Office in January 2011, Ms. Bennett spent nearly a decade at WABI Channel 5 as a producer and news reporter. Before leaving Channel 5, she was the Central Maine Bureau Chief covering a wide range of topics including state politics. She also worked in radio hosting her own Sunday show for several years.

Adrienne Bennett graduated from New England School of Communications with a degree in Communications.

Evan Beal serves as the Deputy Press Secretary for the Office of the Governor. In this capacity, he is involved with executive communications, particularly in the field of social media. Prior to joining the Governor’s staff, Evan served as a State Staff Assistant to United States Senator Olympia Snowe.

Mr. Beal graduated the George Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science.