March 17, 2017: Gina Zejdlik was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Brown. Zejdlik was appointed to lead the Governor's Office's evaluation of and response to new federal policies. In addition to working as a Senior Adviser to the Governor, her portfolio of responsibilities will also include Executive Appointments and Governor's Office operations. Zejdlik has worked in several capacities for Brown since 2013, with expertise in government ethics, public records, and election law. She most recently led the selection of, and transition to, Chief of Staff Nik Blosser. Zejdlik previously worked as a Deputy Legislative Counsel for the Oregon Legislature and as the Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Acting Elections Director during Brown's tenure as the Oregon Secretary of State.