Stacy Richardson named Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's chief of staff

Stacy Richardson

In less than three years, Stacy Richardson has gone from Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's campaign manager to taking the reins in the top spot of his administration.

Berke announced Friday that he had appointed Richardson as his next chief of staff, replacing Travis McDonough, who is waiting for final Senate approval for a federal judgeship.

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In a prepared statement, Berke said Richardson's leadership as his senior advisor for more than two years helped make his decision easy.

"Stacy has a thorough understanding of the policies that make citizens' lives better and drive our city forward," he said. "This knowledge, coupled with strong leadership skills and an unparalleled commitment to community service, make Stacy the obvious choice for this role."