WASHINGTON, D.C. (abc24.com) – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced today that his chief of staff, Matt Sonnesyn, will leave the office to pursue private interests.
Sonnesyn will be succeeded as Alexander’s chief of staff by Ryan Loskarn, staff director at the Senate Republican Conference. Loskarn will begin as chief of staff on November 28th and will also continue serving as staff director at the Conference for the remainder of Alexander’s chairmanship through early 2012.
Alexander said, “Matt Sonnesyn is one of the most talented policy advisers on Capitol Hill. For ten years we have worked closely together. I will miss his counsel, but have no doubt that the next stage of his career will be even more successful than the first. I am fortunate that Ryan Loskarn is willing to transfer his considerable skills from leading the Republican Conference to leading my Senate staff.”