Rep. Ross Announces Staff Changes


Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 4:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 4:29 p.m.

LAKELAND | U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland has made staff changes as he begins his second two-year term. Ross, was re-elected without opposition this year.

Laura Rodriguez, who served as chief legislative aide to former Florida Sen. Paula Dockery, will join Ross’ Lakeland office as constituent services representative.

In Washington, Ross has three new staff members and has promoted a fourth.

Anthony Foti has become Ross’ new chief of staff replacing Fred Piccolo, who has left the staff.

Foti had been Ross’ deputy chief of staff since 2011. Prior to that he was a senior adviser at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, L.L.P., an international law firm with headquarters in Washington, D.C.

He also has served as the district director for former U.S. Rep. Bill Paxon, of the New York 27th Congressional District, was a Transition Advisory Committee coordinator for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition, and was the director of external affairs for the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Katie Hughes will join the Ross office as communications director. She most recently served U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, 6th Congressional District in Indiana, as his press secretary. She also served as a press assistant for the House Republican Conference during the 111th Congress.

Amie Woeber has joined the staff as legislative director. She served as legislative director for former U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, who was a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Ross was appointed recently to that committee.

Kyle Glenn will join the Ross office as a legislative analyst. He most recently worked for U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent ,R-Spring Hill, as his legislative assistant, focusing on armed services, veterans, judiciary, education, and labor issues.

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