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Stadelman to serve as Governor’s director of communications

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced today Chris Stadelman will serve as the director of communications for the Governor’s Office, effective May 16, 2014.

“I have worked closely with Chris in the past and I believe he brings valuable knowledge and experience to our team,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I’m pleased he has accepted this opportunity and I look forward to working with him in this new role.”

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Chris Stadelman

Stadelman served as communications director for Gov. Tomblin’s 2011 and 2012 campaigns.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to work with Governor Tomblin and his team to help improve the state where I have spent almost all of my life,” Stadelman said.

Stadelman has more than 20 years of communications experience. Most recently, he operated Stadelman Consulting, a public relations and research company, and worked as director of outreach for the West Virginia Press Association.

He and his wife, Kelly, own Stadelman Publishing, which operates the Putnam Standard and Cabell Standard, weekly newspapers in Putnam and Cabell counties. Stadelman publishing also operated The Parsons Advocate, a weekly newspaper in Tucker County, for seven years.

Stadelman, a Marshall University graduate and  Yeager Scholar, worked at the Charleston Daily Mail for 10 years in various positions.



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