Ms Alcivar has a background in politics that stems from her degree in International Affairs, Conflict and Security at George Washington University. She began her career as a legislative intern before serving on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Amelia then made a move to the private sector, where she served as Vice President for Hynes Communications before returning to politics as Deputy Communications Director and Press Secretary for Governor Greg Abbot, under then chief of staff Daniel Hodge.
In the next three years she served as Deputy Communications Director and then Communications Director to Governor Larry Hogan’s office; working under then chief of staff Matthew Clark. She then left to become Communications Director for the Republican Governors Association, the peak-body for republican governors and their staff in the United States.
Now Ms Alcivar is back with Gov. Hogan and is ready to “get to work to support the governor’s bipartisan record of protecting the health and safety of our families and our schools, strengthening our economy, and delivering for Marylanders.” 3
This bipartisan record is reflected in Governor Hogan’s high approval rating of over 70% according to a joint poll conducted by Northeastern University, Harvard University, Rutgers University 4, and Northwestern University. In her new role, Ms Alcivar will certainly look to continue Gov. Hogan’s success through the continued support of Marylanders.
Dr Aron D’Souza, Secretary of the Chief of Staff Association, is confident Amelia is well-prepared to be effective in the role – “Building on her long history of public service, Amelia Chassé Alcivar looks to have a promising future as Chief of Staff to Governor Hogan”. The CSA wishes her well for the challenges and opportunities ahead and congratulates her for her continued service to the people of Maryland.
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October 14, 2020 | by Brendan Hartlove. “Hogan Appoints Former Communications Director as New Chief of Staff.” Montgomery Community 3. Media. October 14, 2020. Accessed October 16, 2020.
Belt, Deb. “Approval Of Hogan’s Handling Of Coronavirus Outbreak Remains High.” Annapolis, MD Patch. September 13, 2020. Accessed
4. October 16, 2020. https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/approval-hogans-handling-coronavirus-outbreak-remains-high.