WASHINGTON – U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today announced that Jennifer Y. Brown will depart as committee chief of staff, and that Mark Marin, the committee’s current deputy chief of staff, will succeed her.

“For more than 28 years, Jennifer has helped me represent the residents of the 21st District of Texas and, more recently, helped the Science Committee enact numerous policies that benefit the American people,” Smith said. “Jennifer started working in my personal office after she graduated from the University of Colorado. She held five different positions, including chief of staff, in my personal office before serving jointly as the chief in both my personal office and on the Science Committee and then becoming the full-time Committee chief of staff in 2016. Her talents and skills are many. She has mastered the difficult art of multitasking – no one does it better.”

Brown will remain in Washington and manage federal affairs for the Texas Tech University System.

“Mark Marin is superbly qualified to take over the reins of the Science Committee,” Smith said. “He is a dedicated professional who brings a wealth of expertise to his new position.”