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Carte Goodwin to speak at Greater Greenbrier Chamber Annual Meeting

March 7, 2012


     Carte Goodwin, recognized by TIME magazine as one of the “40 under 40 rising stars on the political landscape”  in 2010 and recently appointed to the US-China Economic Security Review Commission will be the speaker for  the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on March 27 at The Greenbrier.


Mr. Goodwin is an attorney with the Charleston law firm of Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP.   In July of 2010, Mr. Goodwin was appointed to fill the vacancy in the Senate caused by the passing of Senator Robert C. Byrd, serving until a special election was held.   As the first U.S. Senator born after 1970, Carte has a unique perspective of the keys to West Virginia’s success.


From 2005 to 2009, Goodwin served four years as General Counsel to Governor Manchin.   In addition, Goodwin chaired the West Virginia School Building Authority and served as a member of the State Consolidated Public Retirement Board.   Following his return to private practice in 2009, Goodwin was appointed to chair the Independent Commission on Judicial Reform, along with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, which was tasked with evaluating the need for broad systemic reform to West Virginia’s judicial system.


A native of Mt. Alto, West Virginia, Goodwin received a B.A. in Philosophy from Marietta College in 1996 and received his Doctor of Law from the Emory University School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif in 1999. Mr. Goodwin currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia with his wife, Rochelle, son, Wesley Patrick, and daughter, Anna Vail.  His mother Ellen Goodwin resides in Lewisburg.


John D. Curry will be honored as our Business Leader of the Year.   For more information about the Annual Dinner, please contact the Chamber at 304-645-2818 or

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