Governor Announces Communications Director’s Move To Kansas Lottery

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Topeka- Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Friday Communications Director and Press Secretary Sherriene Jones-Sontag will join the Kansas Lottery as its Deputy Director on July 8, 2013.

“I am grateful for Sherriene’s hard work and dedication to our administration and the state of Kansas,” Governor Brownback said. “She has been a trusted adviser, and has done a fabulous job leading our administration’s communications team and overseeing the messaging of multiple agencies and commissions. Lt. Gov. Colyer and I appreciate that she will continue to serve the administration in a new role. We know she will do well.”

A Topeka native, Jones-Sontag She first joined Governor Brownback’s staff in 2009 during his campaign for governor as his campaign communications director. With more than 18 years of media and government communications experience, she owned and operated a media relations firm after more than 12 years as an award-winning broadcast-journalist.

“It has been a privilege to work for Gov. Brownback and Lt. Gov. Colyer and the citizens of Kansas in the Governor’s office. We have made great progress on the Governor’s road map goals, especially increasing private sector jobs and reducing the tax burden on all Kansans and small businesses,” Jones-Sontag said. “I appreciate the confidence the Governor has in me in affording me this new career challenge. I look forward to joining the great staff at the Kansas Lottery.”

The mission of the Kansas Lottery is to produce the maximum amount of revenue possible for the State of Kansas while ensuring the integrity of all games.

Governor Brownback will name a new communications director in the coming weeks.