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Pawlenty names Bob Schroeder new chief of staff

Bob Schroeder is Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s the new chief of staff.

He replaces Matt Kramer, who took a job as director of the University of Minnesota’s Academic and Corporate Relations Center.

Pawlenty is not seeking a third term as governor in 2010.

An announcement about the promotion says:

Schroeder, 52, has worked in variety of positions in state government, in Minnesota and Florida, over the last 29 years. Most recently, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Pawlenty from 2003 to 2008 and Deputy Minnesota Secretary of State from 2000-2002.

“Bob is a seasoned leader with experience and good judgment,” Governor Pawlenty said. “With his assistance I look forward to continuing to make progress for Minnesota over the remaining 16 months in my term.” Schroeder has a B.A. from Drew University in New Jersey and a master’s degree from Duke University in North Carolina.

Pawlenty also said today that Director of Communications Brian McClung and Senior Adviser to the Governor Paul Anderson will be deputy chiefs of staff.

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