Zac Petkanas, communications director of the Nevada Democratic Party, has been named to that title for the high-profile Texas gubernatorial campaign of state senator Wendy Davis.

petkanasThe Davis campaign has suffered a series of PR stumbles in its uphill push against former state attorney general Greg Abbott and the San Antonio News Express reported last month that changes in the communications operation were afoot.

In addition to Petkanas, the campaign added Obama for America Texas alum Hector Nieto as a traveling press secretary.

Bo Delp, who held the comms. director slot and was previously a press assistant at the Environmental Protection Agency, was bumped down to deputy.

Petkanas is a former communications deputy to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and comms. director to Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa.).

He was also press secretary to Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.).

Rebecca Acuna is press secretary to Davis.

On the Abbott campaign trail, Abe Huerta is press secretary and Matt Hirsch is communications director.