Buttigieg Names Chief of Staff

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has named Laura O’Sullivan chief of staff. She joins the office from the University of Notre Dame, where she most recently served as director of athletic events & stewardship.

O’Sullivan previously served as director of development and executive director of the SMC Foundation at Southwestern Michigan College, as well as executive director for the Northern Indiana March of Dimes. She is a 1993 graduate of Purdue University. O'Sullivan has served as citizen member of the South Bend Common Council Parks and Recreation Committee, Trustee of the South Bend Awesome Fund, member of the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area and member of the Saint Joseph High School Annual Fund Leadership Committee.

Interim Chief of Staff Angela Kouters will remain in the Mayor’s Office in a part-time capacity focusing on strategic planning and operations.

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