CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced today he will appoint Amy Shuler Goodwin as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and the Commissioner of Tourism for the State of West Virginia.
For the past two years, Goodwin has served as the Director of Communications for Tomblin.
“Like many, I have been continually impressed by Amy’s energy, talent and passion for improving opportunities for our state,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Everyone who knows Amy personally-and professionally-as well as those who will meet her as she travels across our state will immediately recognize why I’m pleased she decided to take on this important role.”
Goodwin previously served as chief spokesperson for former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise. During her 19 year career Goodwin also served as a state director for a presidential campaign and led communications for the City of Charleston. Goodwin is a former anchor and reporter for WTRF-TV in Wheeling and WCHS-TV in Charleston. Before returning to the Governor’s office, Goodwin was the managing member of a public relations firm where she worked on behalf of health care organizations, major trade and issue associations, not for profit organizations, universities, Fortune 500 companies, labor unions and small businesses.
“I’m honored and extremely happy to have the opportunity to show the world what we know to be true about the Mountain State-it is and always will be the best place to visit, grow a business and raise a family,” Goodwin said.