[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/17/art.rnc.gi.jpg caption="The RNC has named a new press secretary and research director."](CNN) - The Republican National Committee Thursday named two veterans of the 2008 presidential campaign to serve in the key posts of press secretary and research director.
Gail Gitcho, the Mid-Atlantic regional communications director for John McCain’s presidential campaign, will serve as press secretary, CNN has learned. Gitcho was also deputy press secretary for regional media for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
Jeff Berkowitz, the former research director and deputy communications director for Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign, will serve in a similar role at the RNC. He is currently the communications director for the Center for U.S. Global Engagement.