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Va. governor's energy guru leaves for college post

Friday - 4/19/2013, 2:21pm  ET

STEVE SZKOTAK
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell's top energy adviser has left his administration for a job at Christopher Newport University.

Maureen Matsen was deputy secretary of natural resources and McDonnell's senior energy adviser, a critical post for a Republican administration that emphasized energy development.

Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech said Friday that Matsen left the administration about a week ago to become university counsel at Christopher Newport, a public university in Newport News. She had previously held a similar position at VMI.

Matsen had a hand in virtually every aspect of the governor's quest to make Virginia the "energy capital of the East Coast."

While Domenech said she will be missed, he said her work will continue under various departments.

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