W&L Law Alumna Named the New Face of West Virginia

Amy King with W.Va. Gov. Joe Manchin

Amy King with W.Va. Gov. Joe Manchin

Amy R. King, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee’s School of Law, has been named the official spokesperson for the state of West Virginia after winning that state’s “Come Home to West Virginia” model contest this week. Sponsored by West Virginia’s Department of Commerce, the contest drew 150 entries to find the best person to take the “Come Home” message nationwide and become the official campaign spokesperson in print ads and Web promotions. King is a corporate and finance lawyer with Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. She was nominated by her two coworkers because of her compelling story about returning to the state in 2006. Her image will be used on marketing materials for the state . King had left the Mountain State in 1992 to attend the University of Richmond. She worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in Richmond before attending the law school and then spent time with a Charlotte, N.C., law firm before taking the country roads back to West Virginia. Already adapting to her new role, King told Charleston media on Monday: “In West Virginia, choosing a high quality of life does not mean that you have to compromise the quality of your business or your profession.”



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