Tag Archives: Arizona Department of Administration

Brewer chief of staff Smith going to Ballard Spahr (access required)

Arizona State Capitol

As Gov. Jan Brewer prepares to leave office, her top aide is making plans for his life after the Brewer administration. Scott Smith, a longtime member of Brewer’s administration who has served as her chief of staff since late 2012, will join law and lobbying firm Ballard Spahr in January.

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Brewer fires ADOA director McNeil (access required)

Brian McNeil

Gov. Jan Brewer has fired Arizona Department of Administration Director Brian McNeil over what the administration described as a “personnel matter,” a move that stunned Capitol observers due to its peculiar timing and McNeil’s deep ties to the governor.

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