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NC health agency hires former GOP staffer as new marketing and branding director

Posted By Sarah Ovaska On September 10, 2013 @ 2:55 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has a new director of “brands and marketing,”  Michael Biesecker with the Associated Press reported this afternoon.

From the AP story [1]:

Aaron Mullins, 38, previously worked on the Capitol Hill staffs of then-GOP Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Don Nickles before joining Fetzer Stephens, a political consulting firm led by former North Carolina Republican Party chairman Tom Fetzer. Mullins was registered as a federal lobbyist as recently as last year, according to records.

Mullins will be making $68,000 a year and will be supervised by N.C. DHHS Communications Director Ricky Diaz, 24. who landed his $85,000-a-year job [2] after working for Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign.
The AP story [1] noted that Mullins has also taken a stab at the entertainment industry.

In addition to his political experience, Mullins helped develop and film a TV drama called “Hard Fix.” The lead character is an Irish pub owner who keeps the secrets of high-profile politicians and helps cover up their potential scandals, sometimes with a gun.

Here’s the trailer [3] for that drama, which opens with this line: “This is a city of secrets and I’ve been impressed with your work. We have another job for you.”

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URLs in this post:

[1] AP story: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/10/3182601/ex-gop-staffer-hired-as-dhhs-branding.html

[2] $85,000-a-year job: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/23/salary-gate-a-week-later/

[3] trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38hehnQ3A-I

[4] Marketing and PR teams formed at DHHS: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/01/marketing-and-pr-teams-formed-at-dhhs/

[5] Young McCrory staffer with big state paycheck leaving DHHS: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/01/08/young-mccrory-staffer-with-big-state-paycheck-leaving-dhhs/

[6] The absurd “controversy” over sea-level rise continues: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/15/the-absurd-controversy-over-sea-level-rise-continues/

[7] 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Fund: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/12/50th-anniversary-of-the-north-carolina-fund/

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