Chairman Enzi Announces Senate Budget Committee Staff

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Senate Budget Committee and Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) today announced the current staff of the committee, including new hires and promotions.

Eric Ueland – Staff Director
Eric Ueland graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1988 and worked at The American Spectator magazine before joining the Senate Republican Policy Committee staff in 1989 under Senator Bill Armstrong (R-CO). He served in a variety of positions at the committee before becoming deputy chief of staff for Senator Don Nickles (R-OK) at the Senate Assistant Majority Leader’s Office in 1996, serving as chief of staff from 1999 to 2002. Ueland became staff director of the Senate Rules Committee for Chairman Rick Santorum (R-PA), then from 2003 to 2006 served as transition staff, deputy chief of staff and chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN). In 2007, he joined The Duberstein Group, a bipartisan advocacy firm, serving as vice president until being named the Budget Committee’s Republican staff director in 2013 for Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). 

Dan Kowalski – Deputy Staff Director
Dan Kowalski has more than 20 years of budget experience in government at the federal, state and local levels. He has worked for the Senate Budget Committee since 2009 and previously served as director of budget review at the House Budget Committee. Kowalski also has worked for the state legislatures in New York and Missouri, including as the director of Missouri’s Legislative Budget Office. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.

William Beach, Ph.D. – Chief Economist
Bill Beach is responsible for the Budget Committee’s economic analysis and for preparing key components of the Senate’s budget. Previously, Beach served for 13 years as director of the Center for Data Analysis (CDA) at The Heritage Foundation. As CDA director, he supervised Heritage’s original statistical research on Social Security, crime, education, trade and a host of other issues, ensuring it was rigorous in its technical scholarship and produced in time to help inform public debate over the issues. Beach holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Buckingham in Great Britain, where he currently is a Visiting Fellow.

George Everly – Chief Counsel
George Everly joins the Budget Committee from Senator Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) Office where he served as economic counsel, handling budget, banking, small business, economic development and judiciary issues. He previously served as the Budget Committee’s counsel and participated in the Stennis Emerging Leaders program. In addition to his Senate service, Everly spent a year as a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow working on judicial governance and was chief of staff at the National Constitution Center, a congressionally chartered nonprofit focused on increasing knowledge and awareness of constitutional rights. He received a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and a master’s degree in business administration from the university’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Tori Gorman – Republican Parliamentarian
Tori Gorman advises the chairman on the interpretation, application and enforcement of federal budget law and Senate procedure. Her tenure on Capitol Hill includes prior policy roles with the Senate Republican Policy Committee, the House Budget Committee, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and former Representative Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). Before coming to Washington, Gorman served as staff economist for the Maryland General Assembly. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from the University of California-Santa Cruz. 

Matthew Giroux – Director of Budget Review
Matthew Giroux, a New Jersey native, holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree from the United States Naval War College. In addition to his budget review duties, Giroux advises the chairman on national security budget issues. He has worked for the Budget Committee since 2006, serving under Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY). 

Joe Brenckle – Communications Director
Joe Brenckle coordinates strategic communications and messaging for Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and the Senate Budget Committee and has more than 18 years of political communications and public affairs experience. Prior to joining the committee, he helped coordinate and handle communications for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee under Chairman Frank H. Murkowski (R-AK); Alaska’s Office of the Governor; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee under Chairman Ted Stevens (R-AK); and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee under Senator Enzi. Born and raised in Alaska, Brenckle received a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.

Elizabeth Keys – Editor
Elizabeth Keys has more than 18 years of experience in communications and public affairs, focusing on issue and reputation management. Prior to joining the committee, she was a small business owner, founding and building a writing and editing strategic communications business called Keys Writing. She also served as senior communications advisor at the Senate Republican Conference for Chairman Rick Santorum (R-PA) from 2003 to 2007 and in a number of communications positions in the private sector. A native Washingtonian, Keys holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a master’s degree from Fordham University.

Peter Warren – Senior Budget Analyst and Director of Oversight
Peter Warren came to the Senate Budget Committee from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he served as policy director. His decade in the House also includes service as a budget analyst at the House Budget Committee and as a professional staff member at the House Education and Workforce Committee. Off the Hill, Peter was an executive at the Education Finance Council for six years, serving as the council’s president for two years.

Steven M. Robinson – Senior Budget Analyst
During his nearly three decades on Capitol Hill, Steve Robinson has advised the Joint Economic Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Budget Committee. His most recent work has focused on analyzing the economic and distributional effects of tax reform and Social Security reform. Robinson played a key role in the development of the Social Security Protection Act of 2004 and Title III of the Senate immigration bill in 2006. He is a graduate of the University of West Georgia.

Greg D’Angelo – Professional Staff
Greg D’Angelo handles Medicare and Medicaid issues for the Budget Committee. Prior to joining the committee, he was a policy analyst in the Center for Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, focusing on federal health care policy, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Before joining Heritage, D’Angelo worked at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research as a policy intern in the office of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He holds a master’s degree in applied economics, with a specialty in health economics, from Johns Hopkins University. D’Angelo received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, with a double major in political science and public policy, and earned a certificate in markets and management studies.

Chris Cook – Professional Staff
Chris Cook advises the chairman on homeland security, justice and veterans affairs policy issues. Prior to coming to the Senate in 2008, he served on the staff of President George W. Bush’s White House Office of Management and Budget. Cook holds a master’s degree from the Naval War College and serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer.

Susan Eckerly – Director of Regulatory Review
Susan Eckerly graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. For 25 years prior to joining the Budget Committee, she worked for the Senate Republican Policy Committee, the Senate Small Business Committee, and as legislative director for Senator Bob Kasten (R-WI), in addition to serving as a political appointee at the Labor Department under President George H.W. Bush, at the Heritage Foundation and as head of public policy at the National Federation of Independent Business.

Tom Borck – Budget Analyst
Tom Borck joined the Senate Budget Committee from Representative Todd Rokita’s (R-IN) Office, where he served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director, handling budget, health and transportation. He also managed Representative Rokita’s assignments as vice chair of the House Budget Committee and member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Prior to joining the congressman’s office in 2011, Borck worked in the private sector as a health care consultant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cedarville University and currently resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife Ashley.

Becky Cole – Budget Analyst
Becky Cole comes from Chairman Mike Enzi’s (R-WY) personal office, where she advised the senator on energy, environment, Indian affairs and defense. Previously, she worked for Wyoming’s U.S. Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Barbara Cubin (R-WY), handling energy, agriculture, public lands and taxes. Cole holds a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, both in economics.

Kaitlin Vogt – Budget Analyst
Kaitlin Vogt, an Alabama native, graduated from the University of Georgia and started on Capitol Hill in 2011 as a staff assistant at the House Ethics Committee. She then worked for Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the assistant to the chief of staff for nearly three years. Vogt has served as an analyst with the Senate Budget Committee since February 2015.

David Ditch – Budget Analyst
David Ditch previously worked as a research assistant with Representative Todd Young (R-IN) and interned with the Senate Small Business Committee. Before moving to the Washington area, he worked for his family’s small business in computer hardware. Ditch received a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University and earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of Rochester.

Clint Brown – Assistant Counsel
Clint Brown handles the commerce and housing credit budget function for the Budget Committee, in addition to serving as the committee’s assistant counsel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Auburn University and a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he received training in legislative and political practice through the school’s selective Federal Legislative Externship program. Before joining the committee, Brown spent his first year on Capitol Hill working for Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as a member of his legislative team, handling judiciary, telecommunication, trade, financial services and budget issues.

Kimberly Proctor – Executive Assistant
Kim Proctor has been with Senate Budget Committee since 2008 and has worked on Capitol Hill for a total of 19 years. She came to the Budget Committee from the Department of Education, serving under the George W. Bush Administration. Proctor also worked for House Speaker John Boehner when he was chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee.

Katie Wachob – Staff Assistant
Katie Wachob has worked for the Budget Committee since 2014 and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Huntingdon College.



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