Timmy Teepell, Jindal's political mastermind, to join national media firm
Gov. Bobby Jindal announced today that Chief of Staff Timmy Teepell is leaving the administration immediately to become a Baton Rouge-based partner in the Alexandria, Va., political consulting firm On Message. Stephen Waguespack, who has held various prominent roles in the administration, will take over as chief of staff. Melissa Sellers, Jindal’s communications director, is leaving Dec. 1 to study at Dallas Theological Seminary. Press secretary Kyle Plotkin will take over the job. Jindal says he expects to announce more staff changes in the weeks ahead. When asked if he expected any cabinet secretaries to leave, Jindal said he would speak with each secretary one at a time before possibly announcing any changes. —David Jacobs
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