Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he’s appointing a former aide as his new chief of staff.

Parker Briden was one of the spokesmen for Reeves during the 2019 gubernatorial campaign. He became the governor’s deputy chief of staff for external affairs in 2020, working on response to severe weather outbreaks and the COVID-19 pandemic. Briden left Reeves’ office in April and became campaign manager for Bernie Moreno, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Ohio.