WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger, top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement naming Krister Holladay as her new Chief of Staff.

"I am so pleased to welcome Krister Holladay as my new Chief of Staff. With private-sector leadership experience as well as over a decade of service on Capitol Hill, Krister possesses the institutional knowledge and policy acumen required to oversee my office and legislative priorities.

"I know Krister to be a proven leader from his previous service as Chief of Staff to Senator Saxby Chambliss and before that, as Legislative Director to then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. His extensive experience on Capitol Hill and familiarity with the aerospace industry and defense policy—key to our Fort Worth metroplex—makes him a perfect fit to serve in this role. As Congress is faced with critical work ahead amid these unprecedented times, I look forward to having Krister on my team, ready to help implement policies that impact the lives of everyone in Texas District 12."


Holladay joins the office of Congresswoman Granger from the Government Affairs department at Raytheon and previously served in a similar role at the Goodrich Corporation. He began his career on Capitol Hill in the office of Newt Gingrich and served as Chief of Staff to Senator Saxby Chambliss from 2003-2007. He has deep expertise in military, international, and homeland security issues, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Master of Arts in National Security Policy from Georgetown University, and is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.