Rob Alsop earned his political science degree from WVU in 1999 and law degree from the WVU College of Law in 2002. In addition to working in private practice for Bowles Rice LLP, and Jackson Kelly, PLLC, Rob has extensive state and federal government experience. From November 2010 through May of 2013, he served as chief of staff to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, where he focused on a host of legislative initiatives, including the Marcellus Shale regulatory structure, OPEB reform, primary education reform, and a host of economic development and budgetary matters. From January of 2005 through November 2007, Rob served in a number of capacities for former Governor Joe Manchin, including deputy general counsel, general counsel, for the Department of Revenue, and secretary of revenue. During his tenure with former Governor Manchin, he was Manchin’s designee as chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Commission, working on the privatization of that system. He served as chief of staff for Senator Carte Goodwin in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Honorable Robert King, Circuit Judge for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, in Charleston, West Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia.
He has extensive litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels in civil and criminal law, and has been an assistant prosecuting attorney and an assistant attorney general. He has held high-level positions for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. He also held the positions of general counsel, deputy secretary for programs, commissioner of the Bureau of Children and Families and acting cabinet secretary. Rocco Fucillo holds a political science degree from Fairmont State, graduated from the WVU College of Law in 1987, and earned an LLM in trial advocacy from Temple Law School in 1996.
Ron Justice received two WVU degrees: a bachelor’s degree in history in 1985 and a master’s degree in educational administration in 1990. Ron has worked for the University since 1985, serving in various roles, including Greek advisor and assistant dean of students before becoming director of student organizations. He also served as mayor of Morgantown from 2002-2009, helping to strengthen town and gown relationships. Previously he served as deputy mayor for seven years and as a member of Morgantown City Council from 1991-2009.
Travis Mollohan came to WVU after serving as an aide to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. Travis previously worked for Senator Manchin in campaign, gubernatorial and senatorial roles since his 2005 graduation from WVU with a degree in political science. His most recent assignment was as director of constituent services in Senator Manchin’s Charleston office. He serves on the Fundraising and Development Committee of the Mon County Habitat for Humanity.