Oklahoma state Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman has named a state Chamber of Commerce official as his new press secretary and senior adviser.
Bingman says Jennifer Monies will replace Nathan Atkins. Atkins left Bingman's office staff during the summer to attend law school.
Monies is a former reporter for The Oklahoman and Congressional Quarterly. She has also served as press secretary for two Oklahoma House speakers and has worked for the State Chamber of Oklahoma since 2010.
She will join Bingman's staff on Aug. 30.