Pictured left to right: U.S. Representative Sam Farr from California; Rochelle Dornatt, Chief of Staff to Congressman Farr; and Rex Buffington, Executive Director of the Stennis Center for Public Service

Senior Stennis Fellow Rochelle S. Dornatt was awarded the William E. “Eph” Cresswell award for Congressional Staff Leadership for the 114th Congress. Ms. Dornatt was selected by a committee of her peers and is the fourth recipient of the award. She has served on Capitol Hill for 35 years, the last 23 as Chief of Staff for Rep Sam Farr.

The Cresswell award was established by the Stennis Center to recognize exceptional staff leadership in the House and Senate.