- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has tapped a communications professional as his director of policy.

Lawrence J. Malone will succeed Hallie Mason, who left the Tomblin administration this past spring. Malone’s appointment was announced Wednesday.

He joins the Tomblin administration after operating his own communications and marketing firm. Malone previously has served as communications director for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association.

Tomblin’s office says Malone has also done policy development work in the areas of health care and economic development, among other disciplines.



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