PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A longtime aide to Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is departing the Statehouse to return to his work at a nonprofit social service organization.
Stephen Hourahan’s exit was announced Thursday. He will serve as chief advancement officer at Family Service of Rhode Island. The organization runs programs for vulnerable children and families and operates AIDS Project RI.
Hourahan left the organization in 2009 to work on Chafee’s campaign and has served recently as Chafee’s transition director and a senior adviser. Hourahan was communications director for Chafee when he served in the U.S. Senate, and worked in several roles for Chafee’s father, the late U.S. Sen. John Chafee.
Chafee says Hourahan will remain an informal adviser and trusted friend.