PERSONNEL FILE: Huddleston Bolen welcomes new director of marketing and business development

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 24, 2008


HUNTINGTON -- Huddleston Bolen has announced that Thomas McChesney has joined the firm as its Director of Marketing and Business Development, working from the firm's Huntington office.

In this newly created position, McChesney works closely with Marc Williams, the firm's Marketing Partner, and other Huddleston senior management in the firm's marketing, advertising, public relations and business development efforts. He will assist lawyers in the firm in the formulation and implementation of business development plans, and in reaching out to the businesses and industries they serve.

"Huddleston Bolen has a long history of effectively representing clients, and providing outstanding value and service," Williams said. "Thomas looks forward to working with our fine lawyers to expand their reach and service to new clients across the region."

McChesney also serves as a liaison with charitable organizations and the community, spearheading service projects and philanthropic efforts.

Originally from Huntington, McChesney graduated cum laude from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1987. In 1989, he received his Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky.

While at UK, McChesney participated in an internship through the U.S. State Department in Madras, India, and was named a Patterson School Fellow.

Prior to joining Huddleston Bolen, McChesney served in a similar capacity as Director of Marketing at Jackson Kelly and as Vice President of Business Development for Strictly Business Computer Systems in Huntington.

McChesney resides in Huntington with his wife, Stacy. He is active in the community and State, serving as Vice President of the Board of Advisors for the Marshall Artists Series, the Neighborhood Institute Board of Directors, several Create Huntington committees, coordinator of the Highlawn Neighborhood Watch, Church Council of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, and on the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee.

"Huddleston Bolen is absolutely focused on providing excellent service and legal representation to our clients," said Thomas Gilpin, Chair of the firm's Management Committee. "We believe Thomas will help us increase the level of service we provide to our clients by focusing even greater attention on the needs of their businesses and industries."

Huddleston Bolen is a law firm with more than 50 attorneys practicing in offices located in Huntington and Charleston in West Virginia, and Ashland and Louisville in Kentucky. The firm, founded in 1871, represents clients in many practice groups, including banking and finance, health care, insurance, litigation, natural resources, real estate and transportation.

For more information about Huddleston Bolen, visit the firm's Web site at

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