TOPEKA – Treasurer-elect Ron Estes announced his top staff picks on Friday, including one from the current administration.
Aaron Otto is currently the assistant state treasurer for Treasurer Dennis McKinney, a Democrat. Otto will stay on as the deputy assistant state treasurer.
“His institutional knowledge will be vital to ensure that there are no gaps in the high quality of service Kansans have come to expect from their state treasurer’s office,” Estes said.
Other top picks were Derek Kreifels, assistant state treasurer; Travis Couture-Lovelady as director of communications; and Alyson Rodee as director of scheduling.
“I have worked to assemble a team that ensures a seamless transition and will allow me to hit the ground running upon assuming office in January,” said Estes in a written statement.