After a slew of departures, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced Wednesday several new appointments to his policy office:
-- Jasen Eige, counselor and senior adviser to the governor, has been promoted to counselor and senior policy advisor to the governor.
-- Julia Ciarlo Hammond, director of legislative affairs, will take on an enhanced role in policy as director of legislative affairs and policy adviser.
-- Christy Morton, a specialist in communications and public relations at Virginia Natural Gas, will join the administration as deputy director for external affairs and policy development.
-- Andrew Lamar, legislative liaison, has been promoted to deputy director of legislative affairs and policy adviser.
-- Jenny Wortham, special assistant for legislative review and scheduling, will take on a new role as special assistant for legislative affairs and information systems.
-- Generra Peck will join the policy office from the Secretary of Commerce and Trade’s office as special assistant for policy development.