"No matter who wins the presidency, we're going to have a movement for an energy policy that's all-in," Manchin predicted. "You put politics aside, anything can happen."
J. Thomas Jones, president and chief executive officer of WV United Health System, has been elected 2012-2013 chairman of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Jones was elected at the chamber's annual meeting, which was held Thursday prior to the opening of the Business Summit.
Jones succeeds Timothy Huffman of the law firm Jackson Kelly.
Also elected: Richard Adams of United Bank, vice chairperson; John Canfield of State Farm Insurance, secretary; and J. Randolph Cheetham of CSX, treasurer. Steve Roberts was re-elected chamber president.
Newly elected to the chamber's Board of Directors: Dean Cordle of AC&S, Robin Hildebrand of Blue Smoke Salsa, Nancy Kissinger of Chase, Jeff McIntryre of West Virginia American Water, Andrew Paterno of Huntington Banks, Sarah Smith of Alpha Natural Resources, Juliet Terry of Cliffs Natural Resources, and Austin Wallace of West Virginia Mutual Insurance.