CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has chosen a new communications director, announcing Chris Stadelman will begin the job May 16. 


Chris Stadelman

Stadelman, who served as Tomblin’s campaign spokesperson in two gubernatorial elections, will replace Amy Shuler Goodwin. Tomblin appointed Goodwin last week to be the state’s new tourism commissioner.

Stadelman has a lengthy media career in West Virginia, including time at the Charleston Daily Mail, owning his own newspaper and public relations company.

Tomblin said Stadelman brings “valuable knowledge and experience” to his administration. Stadelman said he’s excited about the opportunity.

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  • Mason County Contrarian

    .....and I was hoping The Most Interesting Man in the World would get the nod. Dadgum it.

  • rick

    Chris has done a good job in the past on events long before he met ERT. I am glad he got picked for the job.

  • cutty77

    See it does pay to know someone. This Hire is The Good Ole Boys Network at it best.

    • Tom from Tucker

      Chris is well qualified and will do an excellent job.

  • dr g

    Its a great day for a former John Marshall and Marshall U. graduate!

  • P B and J

    Not a Goodwin.....really?!