Executive Office Team

A. Richard Vial​

Deputy Secretary of State

Rich Vial

On April 17, Secretary of State Bev Clarno announced the appointment of former Oregon State Representative Rich Vial as Deputy Secretary of State. Read the press release >​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doris Halpin-Reyes

Executive Assistant to the Secretary

Doris Halpin-Reyes
As the Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State, Doris is the office manager, scheduler, public relations point person, and special projects guru. Doris has an Associates of Arts degree in Business Management and is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Operations. She has worked in operations management in state and local government for 10 years, has owned and operated businesses and served as the District Home Delivery Manager for a newspaper. Doris enjoys arts and crafts, spending time with her three daughters and spoiling her four grandchildren.
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tayleranne Gillespie

Communications Director

Tayleranne Gillespie

Tayleranne Gillespie is the Communications Director for the Secretary of State. Before joining the SOS team, she worked in the Oregon Legislature for 6 years, most recently as Communications Director for the Oregon Senate Republican Caucus. Tayleranne has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Communications from Western Oregon University (Go Wolves!) and is a native Oregonian. In her free time she enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.

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​​​​​​Mary Beth Herkert

Director, Civics Education

Mary Beth

As a member of the Secretary’s Executive Office, Mary Beth is charged with creating and implementing the Civics Education Program on behalf of the Secretary. She is responsible for managing the Kid Governor Program as well as other civics education components, including providing access to the Oregon Constitution to classrooms all across Oregon. Mary Beth served as the State Archivist for 14 years, after serving the Archives Division for many, many years before that. She holds a master’s in history from the state University of New York at Albany and is a Certified Archivist and Certified Records Manager. Born and raised in Buffalo, Mary Beth is a die-hard Bills fan who hopes to see the team win a Super-Bowl in her lifetime. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Email: mary.e.herkert@oregon.gov​​

Andrea Chiapella

Legislative Director

Andrea Chiapella

Andrea is the Legislative Director for the agency, which includes managing legislative affairs and policy development. She brings over a decade of experience from the Oregon Legislature working in both the House and Senate. In addition, she has been involved in working on national policy issues in cooperation with other states, professional development for legislative staff around the country, and efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics with a minor in Asian Studies from Willamette University. She has numerous interests some of which include spending time with family, traveling, and reading. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Email: andrea.chiapella@oregon.gov