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Sandoval’s office announces more staff changes


Mari Nakashima St. Martin

Governor Brian Sandoval announced today more staff changes in his communications office.  Effective August 11, 2014, Mari Nakashima St. Martin will join the Governor’s Office as communications director. St. Martin now serves as communications director for the Governor’s re-election campaign.

St. Martin’s experience includes employment with a private marketing and public relations firm in Las Vegas and the campaigns and Congressional offices of Congressman Joe Heck and Senator Dean Heller. In 2012 Mari was a candidate for Nevada State Senate.

“Mari brings with her an extensive amount of experience in the fields of communication and public relations,” said Governor Sandoval.  “Having worked in both the private and public sector, Mari has a great understanding of the communities we serve and will be a strong asset to my administration. I am pleased she has accepted the position and look forward to her joining the team.”

St. Martin is a native Nevadan who grew up in Ely and graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is married to Jack St. Martin and the couple has two daughters.

Sandoval also announced that Press Secretary Tyler Klimas will be joining the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange as Communications Officer effective August 11, 2014. Klimas recently rejoined Sandoval’s office as press secretary. Stewart “Mac” Bybee recently left in June after serving as director of public relations and community affairs since January 2013.

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