Nunnelee names more staff workers

Congressman Alan Nunnelee has made additions to his Washington, D.C., staff and his Mississippi District office staff along with office locations in Tupelo, Columbus and Hernando. Cadley Burns of Tupelo joins Nunnelee’s office as constituent services liaison. Burns oversees congressional tours, flag requests and operates the front desk in the Washington office. Burns earned his bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Mississippi.

Bee McNamara, a Jackson native, joins the Nunnelee team as constituent services liaison and intern coordinator. McNamara also serves as assistant to the chief of staff, assists with social media and provides office management support. He earned a bachelor of business administration in marketing from the University of Mississippi.

Tara Morgan of Saltillo serves as scheduler and executive assistant for Nunnelee in Washington. Morgan handles the congressman’s daily schedule including booking meetings, events and travel. She received her bachelor of arts in political science from Mississippi State University.

Alexander Finestone of Jackson oversees communications for Nunnelee. As communications director, she handles Mississippi and Washington press issues. Her duties also include managing the congressman’s website and new media plan. Finestone most recently served as marketing manager at the Washington Design Center and prior to that was communications director for former Mississippi Congressman Chip Pickering.

Jordan Russell, a Madison native, joins the Nunnelee team as constituent services liaison. Russell manages the Washington office mail program and provides responses to all incoming constituent mail. He earned his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Mississippi.

Brandy Burnette serves as caseworker in the Hernando office. Burnette oversees casework pertaining to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Health and Human Services, HUD and ICE, Passports and Visas. Most recently, Burnette practiced law in Memphis. She received her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law, and resides in Horn Lake.

Bernard Evans joins the Tupelo district office as veterans and military affairs casework liaison. Prior to joining the Nunnelee team, Evans was the Lee County veterans service officer. Evans is retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard and is a Vietnam veteran (1968-69). Evans and his wife, Gail, reside in Saltillo.

Monica Hester serves as office manager in the Tupelo office. Hester handles constituent services and provides office management support. Prior to joining the Nunnelee staff, she worked for The McCarty Company Design Group, P.A., in Tupelo. Hester and her husband, Michael, a civil engineering/surveying technician with Akins Engineering, reside in Pontotoc.

Dave Irwin serves in the Tupelo office as field representative and caseworker. Irwin oversees military academy nominations, agriculture and farm services, U.S. Postal Service and Boy Scouts. Prior to joining the Nunnelee staff, he spent the past 15 years in sales with the last eight years being in the pharmaceutical industry. Irwin and his wife, Karen, a teacher at Saltillo High School, reside in Sherman.

Walter Starr joins the Hernando office as field representative and caseworker. He handles issues related to forest service, MDOT, SBA, IRS and MEMA/FEMA. Starr most recently spent the past 18 years in construction industry sales. He and his wife, Julie, reside in Hernando.

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