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WV auditor leaving to lead white-collar crime center

Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo Gainer
Charleston Gazette-Mail file photo

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Longtime West Virginia Auditor Glen Gainer will be the next president and CEO of the National White Collar Crime Center in Richmond, Virginia.

Gainer, who served as the group’s board chairman for 18 years, will oversee day-to-day operations at the center — also known as NW3C. His new job starts May 15.

The organization, which provides training to law enforcement officers across the nation, has a satellite office in Fairmont, where Gainer will spend much of his time.

“I really believe in the value of training, and me going to an organization that’s focused on state and local law enforcement is something that really is my passion,” Gainer said. “It’s just a great organization.”

NW3C sent a news release late Tuesday announcing that Christopher Cotta, a resident of Little Compton, Rhode Island, was selected as the new chairman of the board at its recent meeting, replacing Gainer in the role.

Earlier this month, Gainer announced he would leave the auditor’s post May 11 and take a job at a Virginia-based nonprofit…

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