Executive Council
January 8, 2008

Premier Announces Appointments to His Office Staff

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced changes to the staff complement in the Office of the Premier.

Derrick Rideout has been appointed as Special Assistant to the Premier (Acting) and Andrea Nolan has been appointed as Press Secretary. The Premier said that both of these individuals have tremendous experience and will be valuable assets in their new roles. Mr. Rideout has served the past four years as the Office Manager of the Government Members� Office. Andrea Nolan has served for the past two years as Communications Specialist in the Premier�s Office.

"Mr. Rideout has considerable experience in both the public and private sectors and is certainly a welcome addition to the Premier�s staff," said Premier Williams. "Ms. Nolan has served our office extremely well over the past couple of years and I look forward to her continued contribution. Both of these individuals are dedicated individuals who provide valuable service to the people of our province and I wish them both well in their new roles."

Both appointments are effective immediately.


Media contact:
Elizabeth Matthews
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960, 693-7291

2008 01 08                                                    1:45 p.m.

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