CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that Aaron Sporck, the longest serving staff member and current Director of Economic Development for Senator Capito, will be leaving for a new opportunity outside the government. With Sporck’s departure, Bill Bissett, who currently serves as the President and CEO of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, will join Senator Capito’s staff as Senior Advisor for Economic Development and State Initiatives beginning October 4, 2021.

Aaron Sporck, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, is the longest serving member of Senator Capito’s staff. He has served in various positions for two decades during Senator Capito’s time in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate—most recently as Director of Economic Development. Sporck holds a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

“I am incredibly fortunate to have a team of loyal and trusted individuals serving West Virginia and helping me to confront the many challenges we face as we work to move our state forward. Aaron has been with me from my very first year in Congress, and he has become like a member of my family over the years. I am so grateful for his leadership, dedication, knowledge, and expertise over the past two decades, and I know he will be missed by not just me, but by our entire staff. I am more than confident that Aaron will be successful in his new position,” Senator Capito said.

Bill Bissett, a native of Huntington, West Virginia, currently serves as the President and CEO of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce and brings a wide range of experience to the senator’s office. Prior to this role, Bissett served as the president of the Kentucky Coal Association, and was formerly the Chief of Staff/Senior Vice President for Communications at his alma mater, Marshall University. Bissett earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Marshall University, in addition to receiving his commission in the United States Army.

“Bill brings a wealth of economic development experience to his new role after serving the Huntington Chamber where he supported the growing business community in the region. He is a proud West Virginian who shares the same goals I have for creating a better future for West Virginians. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Capito team,” Senator Capito said.

“Having worked with Aaron Sporck throughout my career, I can say with great certainty that he has left his mark on economic development in the Mountain State,” Bill Bissett said. “While I have enjoyed leading the Huntington Regional Chamber these past five years, I am honored to join Senator Capito’s office and look forward to working statewide to further economic development efforts and finding opportunities that make West Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family.” 

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