Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, is leaving the administration and will be replaced by top adviser Lorraine Voles, Harris said on Thursday, the latest shake-up in the vice president’s office.
The departure of Flournoy comes less than a month after Harris announced that her deputy chief of staff would leave in May.
The moves, which were first reported by The Washington Post, are set to take place later this spring.
“Tina has been a valued advisor and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office,” Harris said in a written statement announcing the change. “From day 1, she led our team during a historic first year as we made progress rebuilding our economy here at home and our alliances around the world.”
The vice president added that she would continue to rely on Flournoy for “her advice, counsel and friendship.”
In an emailed statement, White House chief of staff Ron Klain said that Flournoy had been “a critical member of the White House team since day one, working with the President and Vice President to make their partnership effective and help the administration deliver on critical priorities.”
“Her experience, wisdom, and hard work have been instrumental to our success on many issues,” Klain added.
Voles, who previously served as Vice President Al Gore’s communications director and as an advisor to Hillary Clinton, was hired by Harris last summer.
Flournoy’s exit marks the latest from Harris’s team, including her senior adviser and spokesperson Symone Sanders, national security adviser Nancy McEldowney and communications director Ashley Etienne.