BOISE — Gov.-elect Brad Little has announced several key hires as he assembles his staff in preparation for becoming Idaho’s 33rd governor.
On Thursday, Little announced that he has hired Greg Wilson as a senior policy adviser with a focus on education. Wilson is a longtime Little ally, who currently serves as chief of staff in the lieutenant governor’s office. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Gonzaga University, and he earned a master’s degree in government and politics from Georgetown University.
Prior to joining the lieutenant governor’s office, Wilson worked as a campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, and worked as communications manager for the Idaho Senate’s GOP caucus, according to Wilson’s LinkedIn profile.
“I trust these new hires to assist me in creating practical policies that will benefit Idahoans for generations to come,” Little said in a news release. “Our state’s residents deserve great jobs with higher incomes, world class schools, affordable healthcare, abundant clean water and access to outdoor recreation that makes Idaho unique. Every person selected to join my team is dedicated to making these goals a reality.”
Previously, Little announced that he hired Marissa Morrison to serve as his press secretary. A Pocatello native, Morrison is a former journalist who has covered the Legislature for KIVI Six on Your Side. She currently serves as a communications specialist for Bilbao and Co., a Boise-based government affairs and public relations firm.
Little will participate in the gubernatorial inauguration and swearing-in ceremony at noon on Jan. 4 on the steps of the Statehouse. He will deliver his first State of the State address at 1 p.m. on Jan. 7 in the House chambers.