Join business, community, education and legislative leaders for an innovative discussion on public education – strengthening the pipeline to future jobs in West Virginia.


Event Details:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25403
Download: Agenda, Program

Featured Speakers

Keith Busby
Procter & Gamble

Keith Busby is the HR Site Leader for Procter & Gamble’s Tabler Station Plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Before joining the plant team in Martinsburg, Mr. Busby held similar roles with Procter & Gamble in California and Pennsylvania. Earlier in his career, he worked with his father franchising Popeye’s Chicken restaurants.

Mr. Busby is an avid sports enthusiast. He is married and has 6 children (Kayla 11, Luke 10, Darren 8, Charlotte 6, Jared 4, Troy 1). When not working, his biggest hobby is spending time with his family, especially when it comes to activities like water gun wars, board games, and WWF wrestling in the family room with his kids.


Judge Bridget Cohee
West Virginia Twenty-Third Judicial Ciruit

Judge Cohee was born in Baltimore and raised in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She has a 1990 bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University and a 1997 master’s degree in education/counseling from the University of Kentucky. She graduated from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law in 2000.  She was elected to Division One in the Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit (Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties) in May 2016.  Prior to her election, Judge Cohee had been a civil defense attorney for sixteen years and was the Managing Member of the Martinsburg office of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.

Cohee has been recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, an Excellence in Community Service Award from the Berkeley County Council, and the Marvin Yurosh Award from United Way of the Eastern Panhandle.

She lives in Martinsburg with her husband, Gerard Nevin, and daughter, Maggie Cohee Nevin. 

Chairman Paul Espinosa
West Virginia House of Delegates Education Committee

Paul Espinosa was born in Ranson, West Virginia to Victor and Faye Espinosa.  He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College and was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2012.  He is the current Chairman of the House Education Committee.  Espinosa previously served as the Assistant Majority Whip and Vice Chair, Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.  He is the Past Board Chairman of United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and the past president of the Rotary Club of Charles Town and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.  Espinosa is the past president, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, and a member of the National Rifle Association, Eastern Panhandle Business Association, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Rotary Club of Charles Town, Jefferson County Historical Society, and attends St. James Church.

Espinosa and his wife, Mary Catherine Weller, have three children, Paul, Jr., Megan and Emma.