A member of Aaron Schock's staff is saying goodbye

By WEEK Producer

May 5, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 1:07 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Congressman Aaron Schock's Chief of Staff is leaving for a different position.

Carol Merna will be taking over as Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria.

Merna has worked for more than two decades for Schock and two of his predecessors in the 18th Congressional District.

Schock released a statement congratulating Merna, saying the airport authority could not have chosen a more qualified candidate.