Gov. Bentley’s spokeswoman to resign next month

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s longtime spokeswoman is resigning next month.

Communications director Jennifer Ardis said Friday that she wanted a change after nearly 10 years in the governor’s office, six with Bentley and four with Gov. Bob Riley.

Ardis will take over June 16 as the director of communications and external affairs for the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

Ardis said she was interested in new challenges and a change of pace after a decade in the governor’s officer.

A native of Monroeville, Ardis began working in the governor’s press office in 2006.

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