Mayor-elect Charlie Hales announced additional staff hires this afternoon via his chief of staff, Gail Shibley:

Here are the people joining the earlier hires:

• Baruti Artharee, policy director. Artharee previously worked at the Portland Development Commission and Providence Health & Services, and currently is president of Artharee and Associates management consultants. He will join the mayoral staff in February. â€¢ Lauren King, executive assistant to Shibley. King has worked in the Portland Office of Management and Finance. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Oregon law school and currently is a Hatfield Fellow at Portland State University. â€¢ Matthew Robinson, policy assistant. Robinson works as a policy associate for Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc. and previously worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Texas law school. â€¢ Noah Siegel, policy director. Siegel formerly served in the office of Mayor Sam Adams, where he was international relations director. Previously, he was a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Department of State and graduated from Tufts University.

• Chad Stover, policy assistant. Stover worked in international affairs for Mayor Sam Adams. Before that, he was a Japanese language professor for the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Portland State University.

• Rachael Wiggins, front desk receptionist. Wiggins was a team coordinator for All Hands Raised, a nonprofit that champions education, equity and excellence for youths in Portland and throughout Multnomah County.