Gov. Brownback’s communications director to retire

Eileen Hawley

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback’s communications director, Eileen Hawley, says she is retiring as of Friday.

Brownback announced in a news release Monday that Melika Willoughby, the current deputy communications director, will replace Hawley.

Hawley has served on the governor’s senior staff since June 2013.

Willoughby has been in her current position for the last two years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College.