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Shaheen Announces Senior Staff Change

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that her Chief of Staff, Chad Kreikemeier, departed her Senate office for the private sector. Kreikemeier served as Shaheen’s Chief of Staff since 2019, after previously serving as her defense advisor from 2009-2013. Replacing Kreikemeier is former Shaheen health policy advisor, Alison MacDonald.

“Chad’s leadership in my office was pivotal to assisting Granite Staters over the last few years, especially during the unforeseen challenges of the pandemic. From helping me navigate federal COVID response legislation to negotiating the historic infrastructure bill, Chad’s guidance was essential to the operations of my office,” said Shaheen. “I thank him for his service to our state and nation, and I wish him the best as he starts a new chapter.”

Replacing Kreikemeier is Alison MacDonald. MacDonald, who was born and raised in Conway and is a Kennett High School graduate, served as Shaheen’s health policy advisor until 2016.

“I’m excited to share that Alison is rejoining my office and that she’ll continue working on behalf of New Hampshire families,” said Shaheen. “Alison has built a career advocating for Granite Staters, having spent the majority of her professional life in service to New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate and through her work with Dartmouth Health. Her vast experience in Washington and knowledge of New Hampshire issues will be a great benefit to my office. I’m thrilled to have her onboard.”