Hoeven Names Tony Eberhard as New Chief of Staff

Eberhard to Replace Cassie Bladow in Senator’s Washington Office

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that Tony Eberhard will serve as his new chief of staff, replacing Cassie Bladow in the Senator’s Washington, D.C. office. Eberhard, who served as Hoeven’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director until 2017 and comes with 14 years of Capitol Hill service, will return to the office in the coming weeks.

“We are glad to have Tony back in the office, and know he will do an excellent job serving the people of North Dakota. He brings years of experience working in public policy and has a wealth of knowledge on issues important to North Dakota, particularly agriculture and energy,” said Hoeven.

“Cassie has done a great job with our entire team and we will miss her. She has been a real leader in many areas, but particularly in agriculture, helping to write the farm bill, as well as securing disaster assistance for our farmers and ranchers. We appreciate Cassie’s hard work and service on behalf of the people of North Dakota and wish her well in her next role.”

Eberhard has 14 years of Capitol Hill experience, including overseeing the Senator’s legislative agenda from 2011-2017. Since 2017, he has served as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs at the International Dairy Foods Association, where he has helped to develop and manage public policy priorities for the nation’s dairy industry. Bladow is leaving the Senate to serve as President of the U.S. Beet Sugar Association.