We hear that retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D) is losing a key staffer.

Conaway Haskins, who serves as Webb’s state director, is leaving to be the project director for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions at the Council on Foundations. He will leave next month.

Virginia’s senior senator is looking to move Louise Ware, who was his first state director when he was sworn into office in 2007, back into the state director position, Webb spokesman Will Jenkins tells us.

She previously served at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as commissioner of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and director of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.

The state director oversees offices in Richmond, Fairfax, Danville, Virginia Beach, Norton and Roanoke and works with local and state government officials.

This post has been updated since it was first published.