Gail Gitcho, a political strategist who served as a top communications staffer for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, is now joining Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s possible run in 2016, CNN reports.

The pro-Jindal Believe Again super PAC’s hiring of Gitcho is the latest in several steps toward Jindal seeking the GOP presidential nomination.

Gitcho, a former RNC press secretary, also previously served as communications director for the Republican Governors Association.

The move comes even as Jindal has been consistently trying to distance himself from “establishment” Republicans. But other potential Republican nominees also have been scooping up experienced campaign staffers in recent weeks.

Read the full CNN story on Gitcho’s hire here.