Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the departure of his Director of Public Policy Hallie Mason.
"Without question, Hallie's incredibly vast skill set made her an integral part of my administration and while I'm sad to see her leave, I'm extremely grateful for her tireless dedication to West Virginia," said Gov. Tomblin.
"Serving as Governor Tomblin's Director of Public Policy has been a very satisfying and rewarding experience," said Mason.
"While it's difficult for me to leave the administration, I am excited to spend more time with my family and explore new job opportunities."
Mason, a native of Erie County, Pennsylvania, has served as a member of Gov. Tomblin's senior staff since his first day of office in November 2010. Mason completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science at WVU and received her Masters' Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hallie's career in public service began with the West Virginia Legislature's House Finance Committee, where she served nine years as a budget analyst. Before joining the Governor's staff, Mason served as a consultant on legislative procedure with various businesses holding interests in West Virginia.
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