Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced the restructuring of his office’s leadership team ahead of the retirement of longtime chief deputy Sherm Furey. Assistant chief deputy Brian Kane will assume the role of chief deputy. Deputy attorney general Nicole McKay will transition into the newly created role of chief of staff. She currently serves as division chief of the Attorney General’s health and human services division.
Kane will take over in the chief deputy role while maintaining his work as the office’s main legislative liaison. He joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2001 and has been assistant chief deputy since 2005.
As chief of staff, McKay will handle the office’s day-to-day management and administrative duties. She has been with the office for 15 years and previously worked in private practice in Boise.
Furey has been Wasden’s only chief deputy, serving in that capacity since 2003. He will retire in May. Prior to serving as chief deputy, he was a deputy attorney general in the office’s contracts and administrative law division. He also practiced privately in his native Salmon.