CHARLESTON, W.Va. (May 7, 2014) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced today Chris Stadelman will serve as the Director of Communications for the Governor’s Office, effective May 16.
“I have worked closely with Chris in the past and I believe he brings valuable knowledge and experience to our team,” Gov. Tomblin said. I’m pleased he has accepted this opportunity and I look forward to working with him in this new role.”
Stadelman has more than 20 years of communications experience. He worked at the Charleston Daily Mail for 10 years in various positions. He and his wife, Kelly, operated The Parsons Advocate, a weekly newspaper in Tucker County, for seven years. Stadelman served as communications director for Gov. Tomblin’s 2011 and 2012 campaigns.
Most recently, he operated Stadelman Consulting, a public relations and research company, and worked as director of outreach for the West Virginia Press Association.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to work with Governor Tomblin and his team to help improve the state where I have spent almost all of my life,” Stadelman said.
Chris and Kelly will spend most of their time in Charleston, but they will spend as much time in Tucker County as possible.