August 26, 2004: Headlines: Staff: Chief of Staff: Clemson University: Marie Wheat appointed deputy chief of staff for Peace Corps

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With Lloyd Pierson's departure, Marie Wheat has been named acting Chief of Staff and Chief of Operations responsible for the day-to-day management of the Peace Corps. Although Wheat is not an RPCV and has limited overseas experience, in her two years at the agency she has come to be respected as someone with good political skills who listens and delegates authority and we wish her the best in her new position.

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Marie Wheat appointed deputy chief of staff for Peace Corps

Marie Wheat appointed deputy chief of staff for Peace Corps

Marie Wheat appointed deputy chief of staff for Peace Corps

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Marie Gilliland Wheat ’91

Marie Wheat of Arlington, Va., has been appointed by President George W. Bush as deputy chief of staff for the United States Peace Corps. In her new capacity, she manages the press operation, congressional relations, private sector initiatives, and policy and planning for the agency. Previously she was director of the Peace Corps’ Office of Congressional Relations.

In December, Wheat accompanied the director of the Peace Corps to Armenia and Jordan visiting Peace Corps volunteers at their project sites and meeting government officials who work closely with the country staff at each post. Most notable of these was His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan, who expressed appreciation for the Peace Corps’ work in Jordan and his desire to reopen the program at the appropriate time.

Before her appointment to the Peace Corps, Wheat served as chief of staff in the office of Congressman Jim DeMint. She has extensive experience in government and on Capitol Hill and has worked as a senior staff member to the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight, the House Budget Committee and the office of Congressman Steve Largent.

Wheat was also a policy analyst at Citizens for a Sound Economy, a seminar coordinator for the Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson and a White House press intern. She graduated magna cum laude from Clemson with a double major in economics and political science.

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