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Governor Appoints New Member to Board of Education

Scott Rotruck

  Governor Earl Ray Tomblin made an appointment Friday afternoon to fill a void on the state Board of Education.

Tomblin appointed Scott Rotruck to the West Virginia Board of Education, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Wade Linger. The appointment is effective immediately.

Rotruck is a graduate of West Virginia University with a master’s in business administration from Frostburg State University. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy and railroad industries with companies like Chesapeake Energy, Anker Energy, CONSOL, CSX and Norfolk Sothern.

Former Board member Wade Linger resigned from his post in early February, saying the current climate of the legislature was making it impossible for the BOE to do its work.

Rotruck is currently the director of energy and transportation services at Spillman Thomas and Battle, a law firm with offices throughout West Virginia.