Gerald Butts, one of the two most powerful political staffers in the PMO along with chief of staff Katie Telford, led this year’s Terrific 25 Staffers list. Mr. Butts also came first in the Best Access to PMO category, first for Most Influence, and ranked second for Best at Spin Control. Ms. Telford won for Best PMO Staffer.
Dynamic duo: PMO chief of staff Katie Telford, left, ranked No. 4 overall and won for Best PMO Staffer and PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts, right, ranked No. 1 in The Hill Times' 15th Annual Terrific 25 Staff list. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
PARLIAMENT HILL—When it comes to Hill staffers, PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts is the tops.
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