CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced his Chief of Staff, Rob Alsop, will leave the Governor's Office this spring. Alsop, who joined the Governor's Office when Tomblin began serving in November 2010, was praised for his leadership, thoughtful deliberative processes, and his ability to establish common ground.
"Without question, Rob is truly one of the hardest working public servants I have ever worked with under the Capitol dome," said Gov. Tomblin. "Rob never lost focus during his service and was a constant reminder of why we are here-to serve all West Virginians.
Alsop, also previously served as Secretary of Revenue for then Gov. Joe Manchin and then as Chief of Staff to Sen. Carte Goodwin. "Other than being a husband and father, serving as your Chief of Staff has been the most gratifying chapter of my life," said Alsop. "In the Governor's Office, we have the ability to positively affect the lives of thousands of people every day."
Tomblin announced that Charlie Lorensen, the Secretary of the Department of Revenue, will take over the role of Chief of Staff for Tomblin. Lorensen has served as Secretary since January 2011.
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