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Austin, TX – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul has hired Olivia Late to serve as a press assistant. Late served as an intern in McCaul’s personal office in 2021 before going on to serve as McCaul’s campaign manager in 2022. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. 

“Olivia Late has been an excellent part of Team McCaul for the last year, and I’m excited to welcome her onto the committee,” stated McCaul. “She is a hard worker and knows my district and the state of Texas like the back of her hand. Her experience will be an invaluable addition to the committee communications team.”

In addition, Chairman McCaul has also promoted current communications staffers on the committee. Leslie Shedd will now also serve as a senior advisor for the committee, in addition to serving as the communications director. McLaurine Pinover has been promoted from press secretary to deputy communications director. In her new role, she will manage the committee’s communications team and media outreach, while continuing to work with media outlets. Yimmi Fontenot has been promoted from deputy press secretary to press secretary. In her new role, she will serve as the committee’s television and radio booker and will assist Pinover with media requests. And Michael Frohlich has been brought onto the committee from the chairman’s personal office to serve as the director of speechwriting. In this role, he will manage all speaking engagements for the congressman.  

“With the many problems the United States is facing overseas, it’s critical the House Foreign Affairs Committee has an experienced and proactive communications staff who can effectively lay out our committee’s policy agenda,” stated McCaul. “Leslie and her team have the experience, the drive, and they know-how to get that done.”