Pence communications director to leave White House
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Vice President Pence’s communications director plans to depart his role at the end of the month, Pence's office announced on Monday.

"Jarrod Agen served the Office of the Vice President with distinction as my Communications Director, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Acting Chief of Staff for the last two and a half years and he leaves with my utmost respect," Pence said in a statement.


"From traveling abroad for major international trips, to weekly travel across the country, Jarrod was a leader and deeply valued member of my team. I will always be grateful for his service, hard work, integrity, and friendship and he will be missed. Karen and I wish Jarrod, Bettina, and the boys every blessing," Pence added.

Agen is expected to take a position at Lockheed Martin following his departure, according to CNN, citing a source familiar with the move.

A spokesperson for Pence's office told The Hill that the vice president's press secretary Alyssa Farah will assume Agen's responsibilities.

Agen did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

--Updated June 17 at 5:07 p.m.