CHARLESTON, WV - Claton Chandler, CPFP, was appointed executive director of the West Virginia State Fleet Management Office, effective Oct. 4, according to a release from the state Department of Administration.

Chandler most recently served as the fleet manager for the State of Oklahoma, providing oversight of 9,000 vehicles in nearly 60 state agencies.

His responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the state fleet operation, which consists of more than 7,000 state-owned passenger vehicles and aircraft.

Chandler graduated from East Central State University and attained his master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma City University.

A 2010 state Senate Bill consolidated the state's fleet under the Department of Administration, according to the release.

Chandler was a nominee for the 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year and 2009 for Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.

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