Governor Markell Announces Staff Departure

Date Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012
Categories:  Office of Governor Markell

Brian Selander Leaving to Build Kids Sports Entertainment Network, “The Whistle”

Wilmington, DE – Governor Jack Markell announced that Brian Selander, his Chief Strategy Officer since 2009, will be leaving in December to help launch “The Whistle,” a sports media and entertainment network for kids.

“Brian Selander has been a valued partner, advisor and friend for more than a decade,” said Governor Markell. “ I am extremely grateful for his service to my administration and am confident he will be hugely successful in the next chapter of his career.”

Selander joined the administration its first day in January 2009. In addition to serving as the Governor’s advisor and spokesperson, Selander managed the Communications, Constituent Relations and Scheduling teams within the Governor’s office.

“I am so grateful to the Governor for having had the chance to serve him and this great state of neighbors. He’s really pulled people together to get our state moving forward again,” said Selander, who leaves December 12. “It’s sad to leave a team of inspiring and committed people, but I am looking forward to building something exciting for a new generation of sports fans that their parents can feel great about them watching.”

Before joining the administration, Selander was the National Director of the spend management solutions practice at CGI-AMS, helped build as Managing Director the business consulting firm Silver Oak Solutions, served as Communications Director for United States Senator Tom Carper and worked for former United States Senator Bill Bradley.

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