On Tuesday, Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks‘ Communications Director Lauren Vandiver announced her departure from Capitol Hill.
After six years on the Hill, the Auburn graduate will move back to North Alabama to join the Tennessee Valley Authority as the government relations manager for the Alabama District.
“While I’m looking forward to real barbecue, sweet tea, and Auburn football games – it will be difficult to match the wonderful friendships and memories made during my time in Washington,” Vandiver said in an email to colleagues.
Vandiver first began working in federal politics in 2008 as an intern for Alabama 3rd District U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers. She later worked for former 5th District U.S. Congressman Parker Griffith in the Hunstville District office before moving in 2010 to work in his D.C. office.
When Griffith was defeated in the 2010 Republican primary by Brooks, Vandiver was picked up by the incoming freshman and began working as his legislative correspondent before transitioning to press secretary and legislative assistant, and ultimately communications director.
“It has been an honor to serve my home district working with such a dedicated member and incredible team in the D.C. office and in our district offices,” Vandiver concluded.