Mayor Welch Transitions Chief of Staff Title from Interim to Permanent

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Mayor Welch Transitions Chief of Staff Title from Interim to Permanent

Jordan "Doyle" Walsh Named Permanent Chief of Staff for Welch Administration

St. Petersburg, FL (November 21, 2022)  Mayor Ken Welch has officially named Jordan "Doyle" Walsh as his permanent Chief of Staff. Walsh had been serving on an interim basis since September 21, when Mayor Welch named several key appointments to his administration.

"Doyle is a trusted partner who I rely on heavily for expert guidance, team insight, and thoughtful advice," said Mayor Ken Welch. "His ability to provide strategic leadership within the Mayor's Office, connect with City Council, and collaborate with the City Administrator and other departments reflects his breadth of experience working in the Tampa Bay region. Government affairs, communications, and community engagement will prosper under Doyle's watch, and his extensive knowledge of complex issues and initiatives will result in progress for the people of St. Petersburg."

Jordan "Doyle" Walsh joined the Ken Welch for Mayor Campaign as a Senior Advisor in 2021. After helping to guide the successful campaign to victory, he joined the Mayor-Elect Ken Welch Transition team prior to joining the Welch Administration on January 6, 2022.

An 8-year veteran of local government in the Tampa Bay region, Walsh served as an aide to Pinellas County Commissioner Janet C. Long, working closely with regional leaders to implement solutions on a broad set of issues ranging from transportation and climate change to state and federal legislative priorities. He has a proven track record of collaboration and strategic initiative development and implementation. His experience spans external affairs and government relations, research and policy development, and successful execution of organizational strategic visioning. His work has positioned him as a community advocate with experience in providing strategic leadership to elected officials and governmental agencies. Walsh has also worked to coordinate legislative and policy operations across all levels of government in his roles.

Walsh has a Bachelor of B.A. in Business Administration from Florida State University and a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.

"I witness daily Mayor Welch's dedication and commitment to this City and the people who live, work and visit here," said Walsh. "It is a privilege to carry out Mayor's vision and priorities alongside our incredibly capable team--I look forward to continuing our work to ensure that St. Petersburg is an accessible and equitable community for all."