Licht Leaving Raimondo's Office, Gov. Names Replacement

Nov 3, 2017

Raimondo during her State of the State address in 2017.
Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo

Jeremy Licht, deputy chief of staff to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, is leaving the administration to return to the private sector, RI Public Radio has learned.

Licht, the son of Superior Court Judge Richard Licht, joined Raimondo's office as senior counsel in 2016. He previously worked as general counsel for the Commerce Corporation, the state's economic development agency.

Joining the Raimondo administration as a deputy chief of staff is Rosemary J. Powers. Her resume includes working for former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. She's slated to start Monday and will oversee a portfolio involving the environment, energy and transportation.

In another change in state government, Rebecca Webber is leaving as chief of staff at the Commerce Corporation.

Meanwhile, Raimondo's senior adviser, Meredith Curren, is due to start a temporary assignment later this month, helping with strategic planning, at the Executive Office of Commerce.