Murkowski Announces Additions to Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, has announced three new additions to her Washington, D.C., staff and one to her Anchorage office. In Washington, Murkowski has added Edward Hild as her Legislative Director, Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle as her Legislative Assistant for Indian Affairs and Robert Sumner as Deputy Press Secretary. In Anchorage, Murkowski added Bob Walsh as her Field Representative.
“As I advocate for Alaska, I am glad to have the support of my dedicated and hard-working staff” said Senator Murkowski. “I look forward to the contributions these new members of my team will make towards our work for Alaska in the Senate.”
As Legislative Director, Edward Hild is responsible for working closely with Senator Murkowski and her staff in developing and implementing a successful legislative agenda for Alaska. Hild, a native of New York, joins Senator Murkowski’s office after serving for seven years as Legislative Director for retired Senator Pete Domenici, R-NM.
Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle serves as Senator Murkowski’s Legislative Assistant responsible for Alaska Native and Indian affairs issues, 8(a) contracting, Denali Commission, domestic violence, and rural outreach. Previously, she was on staff for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Megan is a King Island Inupiaq Eskimo, born and raised in Nome, Alaska.
Deputy Press Secretary Robert Sumner will serve as part of Senator Murkowski’s press and media operation. Originally from Oregon, Sumner previously served in the Office of Public and Media Affairs for former United States Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab.
In Anchorage, Bob Walsh serves as Senator Murkowski’s field representative in the Anchorage office. Walsh, who was born in Fairbanks and has lived in Nome, will serve as Murkowski’s full-time representative in the state serving Anchorage and the surrounding area. Bob had previously served in this capacity for five years and is now back on the Alaska team. Walsh will also be available to assist constituents in resolving matters with federal government agencies.