State General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is making deputy treasurer/chief legal counsel Jeff Padwa his chief of staff following the departure of Andrew Roos earlier this month.
Padwa, formerly city solicitor in Providence, has been active in Democratic politics and co-chaired President Obama's Rhode Island campaign in 2008. He joined Treasury when Magaziner took office in January.
"Jeff’s experience managing dozens of attorneys in a busy Solicitor’s Office, along with his expertise in pension and securities law, make him ideally suited to serve as Chief of Staff in the Treasurer’s Office,” Magaziner said in a statement. “Our talented team at Treasury congratulates Jeff and looks forward to his leadership.”
Magaziner has also selected policy director Kelly Rogers and director of outreach/legislation Bea Lanzi to serve as deputy treasurers. Rogers is a veteran of RIPEC, while Lanzi is a former state senator from Cranston. Both will continue to maintain their previous roles in the treasurer's office.
Roos returned to Rhode Island to work for Gina Raimondo while she was still treasurer. He recently left for a private sector opportunity.