Gov.-elect John Carney recently announced selections to fill key staff roles in his incoming administration.

Gov.-elect John Carney recently announced selections to fill key staff roles in his incoming administration.

Danielle Gibbs, currently the chief deputy attorney general at the Delaware Department of Justice, will join the governor's office as chief legal counsel, advising the governor on various legal matters, including legislative proposals, pending litigation and state government appointments.

Before joining the Department of Justice in January 2015, Gibbs was a general partner at the Wilmington law firm Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, where she focused on corporate counseling and litigation.

Jonathan Starkey will join the governor's office as communications director, overseeing statewide communications and managing relationships with members of the news media.

Starkey has been the director of public relations at the Delaware State Housing Authority since December 2015. Previously, he spent a decade as a reporter, including six years at the News Journal covering business, state government and politics.