Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s Chief of Staff will leave that role in June.

Rob Alsop announced Tuesday he will be leaving state government for the private sector later this year after helping lead the Tomblin Administration since November 2010.

Alsop, 36, is a native of Webster Springs and graduate of West Virginia University’s College of Law.  He says the career change will allow him more time to spend with his wife, Jessica, and three daughters.  He says he wants to “see them grow up.”

In the past, Alsop has worked as Chief of Staff for Interim U.S. Senator Carte Goodwin, Deputy General Counsel for Gov. Joe Manchin, General Counsel for the state Department of Revenue and Secretary of Revenue.

Current state Tax and Revenue Secretary Charlie Lorenson will take over as Tomblin’s Chief of Staff.

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  • Scott

    Very disappointed in Mr. Tomblin even though I'm from Southern WV. Seems the only thing he really wants to take on is education and his wife is President of Sothern were here secretary who has know kind of degree makes more than professors with masters.Also has nice new office with washer and dryer for sec.

  • Larry

    He drew the line when ol' Earl Ray wanted him to feed and water his families greyhounds.