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Mayor Jim Durrett Appoints Kyle Johnson as New Chief of Staff


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Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Kyle D. Johnson has been selected for the position of Government Chief of Staff to County Mayor Jim Durrett.  Johnson will begin serving as chief of staff on January 29th. He will be replacing current Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt.

Johnson most recently served as policy advisor for Tennessee State Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson. Since July 2015, Johnson has served in various federal and state positions such as field director, staff assistant, and policy advisor for Tennessee politicians such as Bob Corker, Mark Green and Curtis Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

Montgomery County Government Chief of Staff Kyle D. Johnson.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Austin Peay State University in 2015.

Johnson served at Fort Campbell as a soldier, team leader and sergeant from January 2010 through November 2013 during which time he was deployed twice to Afghanistan. Johnson also served as a team chief with the Army Reserves Psychological Operations Detachment for more than three years and is currently in Officer Candidates School with the Tennessee National Guard.

“It is truly an honor to join Mayor Durrett in service to Montgomery County. He has demonstrated the leadership we need for continued growth and prosperity in our community. I look forward to joining Mayor Durrett as he continues to ‘Keep Us Moving’ and build on that legacy of advanced community development. I appreciate the opportunity to work with the exceptional Montgomery County employees, who are the backbone of our success. Montgomery County is my home and I could not be more proud to serve in this capacity,” said Johnson.

“Johnson understands how Tennessee government operates, which is important for the County Chief of Staff position. He will also work to keep a strong relationship between Montgomery County and Fort Campbell. I’m happy to have him on the County team,” said Mayor Durrett.

The County chief of staff is under the supervision and authority of the Mayor and is the executive assistant and liaison officer for the County. This position is responsible for spearheading key planning, administrative, and organizational development efforts and typically makes recommendations to the Mayor and Commission for action and represents the County’s interests with other levels and agency governments.




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