Per an email from national Libertarian Party chair William Redpath to the Libertarian National Committee (forwarded to me through multiple, but reliable, parties):
Today Wes Benedict and I signed an employment agreement making him the new Executive Director of the Libertarian Party. Wes’ first day of employment will be Friday, July 17, when he will be in St. Louis for the LNC meeting. He will then drive on to Washington to start work at 2600 Virginia Ave., Suite 200.
Congratulations to Wes. I ask everyone on the LNC to work professionally and collegially with Wes, and I look forward to great things for the LP with him as Executive Director.
Benedict, formerly executive director of the Texas LP, was one of at least two candidates whose names had recently been rumored to be under consideration for the job. Another was Massachusetts LP activist Carla Howell.