Justice Department Loses Another Top Official with Imminent Departure of Public Affairs Post

Steve Neavling

Tracy Schmaler, head of the Justice Department’s public affairs office, is stepping down to join the private sector, the Washington Post reports.

Schmaler, whose departure next month leaves another vacancy at the top level of the department, took a job for ASGK Public Strategies, a firm created by former senior White House adviser David Axelrod, the Post reported.

Before coming to the Justice Department, Schmaler oversaw Yahoo’s global public affairs office.

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