(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the 116th Congress began today, Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) made two staff announcements in his Washington office that serves Indiana’s Third District.
David Keller has been promoted to Chief of Staff. Keller is a Fort Wayne native and served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Banks during the 115th Congress. Keller has worked on multiple Indiana political campaigns, served as campaign manager for Banks during his 2016 campaign and formerly served as an administrator at Abundant Life Church in Fort Wayne. Keller will replace outgoing Chief of Staff Matt Lahr, who is leaving at the end of the week for a new position with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
“Matt has been an invaluable partner to me over the past two years, and we wish him the best as he begins a new position in government service,” said Banks. “No one knows northeast Indiana better than David Keller, and I am excited for him to bring his passion and talents to this important role. David is committed to serving Hoosiers with excellence, and I look forward to building on what we have accomplished during my first term in office.”
Banks also announced that T.W. Arrighi has been hired as his Communications Director. Arrighi formerly worked for Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and Mimi Walters (R-Calif.).