Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) announced upcoming staff changes in his district office.

Effective July 31, District Director Joshua Grogis will depart the Oklahoma staff and join Fleske Holding Company, LLC in Norman as Director of Marketing and Leasing. A long-time member of the staff, Grogis first began serving in 2007 as Assistant to the Chairman while Cole was Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Following the chairmanship, Grogis joined Cole’s legislative staff on Capitol Hill and then moved to Oklahoma in 2010, where he served as Field Representative and later as Campaign Manager. Since 2012, he has served with distinction as District Director.

“Josh Grogis has served with me for a long time, and I count him as not only a devoted staff member but a trusted friend,” said Congressman Cole. “Throughout all these years, I’ve had the great honor and privilege of watching him grow both personally and professionally. He’s fearless in the midst of any challenge, has incredible energy and leads my Oklahoma staff with great skill. I’m grateful for his tireless, exceptional work that has benefitted the people of the Fourth District. While his send-off is bittersweet, I could not be prouder of all that Josh has achieved and all that he will accomplish in the future.”

“Working for Congressman Tom Cole and the constituents he serves has been an incredible experience,” said Grogis. “I will forever be grateful to him, our staff and friends for their trust and support. Most importantly, because of Tom, I am thankful to now call Oklahoma my home, Jessica my wife and so many others my friends.”

Cole also announced the promotion of Jeff Peters to District Director. Since 2012, Peters has served as Field Representative for Cleveland and Oklahoma counties in the Fourth District; he also managed Cole’s most recent re-election campaign. Before joining the staff, Peters was active in other campaigns and party politics in the state, including Political Director of the Oklahoma Republican Party.

“I am very pleased to announce that Jeff Peters will assume the role of District Director this August,” said Congressman Cole. “A lifelong resident of Moore, Jeff knows the people, places and needs of the Fourth District well. Since joining my staff, he’s brought a thoughtful perspective and amazing work ethic that has inspired the entire team. As he takes on a new set of responsibilities in the days ahead, I am confident that he will continue to make a noticeable impact.”

“It has been an honor to work for Congressman Cole and serve in the area where I grew up and still call home,” said Peters. “I appreciate the opportunity I have been given and look forward to continuing in my new role.”