Personnel note: Paul Morrell named deputy communications director of 2012 Republican National Convention

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Paul Morrell is named deputy communications director of the 2012 Republican National Convention. He’ll work under Communications Director James Davis, who started in October.

Morrell spent more than 20 years on Capitol Hill, where his bosses included House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Following Armey’s retirement from Congress, Morrell worked as deputy chief of staff for Energy Secretary Spence Abraham, and director of communications planning at the NSC. He spent the last four years of the Bush administration as chief of staff at NASA. Morrell then worked for S4 Inc., a strategic communications firm located in Crystal City, and as a consultant to BP during the Gulf oil spill response and recovery.

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