A staffer for U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has been chosen as the next head of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.
The group's board of directors on Monday announced it had selected Erin Donovan-Boyle as its new executive director.
She will succeed current Executive Director Jody Sullivan, who is retiring in June.
Ed Lopes, the board's chairman, says she has a deep knowledge of the community, experience in government and financial acumen.
Donovan-Boyle work's as outreach director for Reed's Rhode Island office. She previously served as executive director of the Ocean State Tall Ships group, and as campaign manager for former Secretary of State Ralph Mollis.