Rick Kriseman officially takes over as Mayor of St. Petersburg three weeks from today, and he continues to add new staffers as his inauguration approaches.
Sally Everett has been selected to serve as the Director of Legislative, Education and Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of St. Petersburg.
"It is vital that we have an experienced, in-house professional tracking state and federal legislation, identifying opportunities and challenges, and representing our City when other government bodies are meeting," Kriseman said in press release. "St. Petersburg will benefit greatly from Sally's breadth and depth of experience and longstanding relationships with area officials."
Everett will also work on education issues.
Her resume most recently includes a stint as Director of Community and Government Relations at Hillsborough Community College. She also spent spent four years as the Manager of Intergovernmental Relations for the Board of County Commissioners in Pinellas County, and 12 years as a Public Affairs Manager for Progress Energy, where she was the company’s liaison to state legislators in the greater Tampa Bay area.
Kriseman also announced that Robert Danielson, who has been the Marketing and Communications Assistant Director for years, will become the Interim Marketing Director for the City.
"Robert's years of service and enthusiasm for St. Petersburg make him the ideal person to lead our marketing efforts at this time," said Kriseman, making no mention of why Danielson is being named only as an interim choice at this time.