AUBURN, Ala.- Senator-Elect Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) announced today that U.S. Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd will serve as his Chief of Staff.

Boyd, a Birmingham native, currently serves as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice. He was nominated to his position by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2017.

Boyd serves as a top advisor to the U.S. Attorney General and leads a large team that manages all aspects of the DOJ’s relationship with Congress. His office has played an important role in the passage of numerous pieces of legislation in Congress that advance the Department’s law enforcement and national security missions.

Boyd is a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and 2001 graduate of the University of Alabama College of Communications. Following law school, he served in key policy and communications roles to former U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions before later serving as Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama’s Second Congressional District.

“Stephen is a true conservative who has fought for our Alabama values since moving to Washington D.C. and I’m proud to announce him as my Chief of Staff,” Tuberville said. “He is well-known throughout Alabama and knows how to get things done on Capitol Hill. Stephen is a leader of tremendous integrity and during my discussions with him, it became abundantly clear that he is the right person for the job.”

Boyd has previously announced his intent to step down as Assistant Attorney General effective Dec. 11, 2020.

Senator-Elect Tuberville’s announcement of Boyd as Chief of Staff marks Tuberville’s first hire. The Senator-Elect will continue building his staff as he prepares to take the Oath of Office on Jan. 3, 2021.