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.


Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is revamping his policy office. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

-- 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.