Butterfield Names New Chief of Staff, Troy G. Clair

Jan 10, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced Troy G. Clair as its new Chief of Staff.  Clair succeeds Tonya Williams who accepted a position as Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden.

“I am pleased to add Troy as the newest member of my staff,” said Butterfield.  “Troy brings a blend of government, political, and non-profit experience that will prove beneficial to seamlessly integrate and enhance my outstanding team.  I am confident he will excel in helping to serve the needs of North Carolina’s First Congressional District.”

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Troy has held a number of notable positions including Regional Field Organizer for John Kerry for President, Program Coordinator for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and Director of Training for Twenty-First Century Democrats.  Troy most recently served as an Obama Administration appointee in the U.S. Department of Treasury, where he advised the Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability.  Prior to joining Treasury, Troy served as Special Assistant and Deputy Director of External Relations to Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05).

Troy is a graduate of Duke University.  He begins as Chief of Staff this week.