News release from Sen. Bob Corker:
WASHINGTON – The office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced today that Rob Strayer will serve as Corker’s legislative director and general counsel.
A 2000 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, Strayer joins Corker’s staff from the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington where he serves as director of the Homeland Security Project chaired by 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton. The group is tasked with reviewing implementation of the commission’s recommendations and analyzing emerging national security threats.
Strayer is a veteran Senate aide, previously serving from 2006 to 2011 as deputy staff director of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. In that role Strayer oversaw a wide range of issues in the committee’s jurisdiction with an emphasis on improving counterterrorism policy. He also played a key role in a committee investigation from 2005 to 2006 into the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina.
“Rob has a strong record of leadership and accomplishment as a manager and as a policy and legal expert. He’ll be a tremendous asset in our efforts to serve Tennesseans and implement effective policy to solve the big issues facing our country,” Corker said.
“Rob will be a great addition to our strong team, and we’re excited about him assuming this important role with our office. I also want to thank Ryan Berger for all he has done over the past few years and for his continued work with our office during this transition,” said Todd Womack, chief of staff.
“I look forward to working for Senator Corker to help solve the pressing challenges our country faces and serve the people of Tennessee,” Strayer said.
As legislative director and general counsel, Strayer will supervise the legislative staff and serve as Corker’s primary advisor on Senate procedure and legislation. He assumes his position on September 4.
Strayer replaces Ryan Berger who will remain on staff as a policy adviser.
John Lipsey has been promoted to chief counsel.