Executive Constantine names April Putney as new Chief of Staff

As Executive Constantine’s new Chief of Staff, April Putney will be responsible for administration of the Executive’s staff as well as directing external and internal policy coordination and strategic initiatives. Putney previously served as the Director of Government and External Relations, overseeing local, regional, state, and federal relations. 

Putney replaces Rachel Smith, who was named President and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce today. Smith, who also serves as Deputy County Executive, will retain that position until she leaves the Executive’s Office at the end of the year. 

“April brings a wealth of experience in government at every level, and has a strong reputation among key constituencies, including those representing working families,” said Executive Constantine. 

Read more in the official press release