Levin Announces New Chief of Staff

Aug 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09) today announced that Nick Gwyn will be his new Chief of Staff taking over for Hilarie Chambers, who has taken a new position with a non-profit organization in Michigan. 

Rep. Levin said: “I have worked with Nick Gwyn for nearly 20 years on issues affecting Americans struggling to make a better life for themselves and their children, including the most comprehensive package of federal unemployment benefits ever enacted, which he helped shape in response to the ‘Great Recession.’  He has a keen understanding of the many issues coming before the Committee on Ways and Means, and I am therefore grateful that I will be able to rely on his good counsel and dedication.

“Hilarie Chambers has been a truly remarkable and exceptional Chief of Staff.  She has utilized her uncanny ability and imagination to connect the dots on critical, complex public issues. Hilarie has been a vital participant in all of my work in my various positions on the Ways and Means Committee, from health and trade reform, thwarting privatization of social security, and beyond. She returns to Michigan after being a vital link in so many activities of particular significance to our district. Hilarie takes on new challenges at home in Michigan with the fullest and enthusiastic gratitude of all privileged to work with her over these 25 years.”

Nick Gwyn has been Levin’s Senior Advisor since the beginning of the year after leaving the position of Democratic Chief of Staff for the Committee on Ways and Means. He also served for 17 years as the Democratic Staff Director for the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, and prior to that, as Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. Barbara Kennelly.

Hilarie Chambers has worked for Rep. Levin for over 25 years, much of the time as his Chief of Staff. She is now assuming the position of Executive Director for Reading Works, which focuses on promoting adult literacy in southeastern Michigan.