Dan Bryan, the former Chief of Staff to Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, will serve as press secretary to Gov. Phil Murphy.
Bryan was with Zimmer during a national media frenzy in 2014, when the mayor accused Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno of threatening to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds unless she backed a politically charged development deal.
He worked for Zimmer from 2009 until 2015, and then for the Beckerman pubic relations firm. He previously was part of the Hackensack University Medical Center communications staff. Bryan was on the Murphy for Governor Communications team.
Liza Acevedo, the communications director to New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), will be the new deputy press secretary. She worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Alyana Alfaro Post, who until recently as a reporter at Observer New Jersey (formerly PoliticsNJ and PolitickerNJ), will be part of the new Governor’s press operation. Prior to joining the Observer, she was a contributor to the Village Voice and New Jersey Monthly, and an intern at NBC.