Gina Rudd French, of Roanoke, Virginia, has been promoted to chief of staff in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

French previously served as Pamplin’s director of college relations. In her new role, she will track college projects, advise the dean on actions needed for their successful completion, and manage opportunities for the dean to increase direct interactions with students and alumni.

French joined Pamplin in 2010 as assistant MBA director. She has 11 years of marketing experience, including in industry, where she worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative and a corporate trainer.

A Virginia Tech alumna, French earned a bachelor’s degree, with a double major in management and marketing, in 1988 and an MBA in 1992.

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