The Education Alliance is governed by a visionary Board of Directors whose members represent small businesses, state government, education, corporations and local communities from all across West Virginia.

Executive/Finance Committee

Brett Staples, Chairman of the Board, Senior Managing Director, Financial Advisor, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow (Charleston, WV)

Ralph Baxter, Vice Chairman of the Board,  Advisor, Writer, and Speaker on the Legal Profession at Ralph Baxter (Wheeling, WV)

Christina Brumley, Board Treasurer, Member, Jackson Kelly, PLLC (Charleston, WV)

Michelle Wittekind, Board Secretary, Vice President & Area Manager, JPMorgan Chase (Charleston, WV)

Mallie Combs, Past Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Hardy County Rural Economic Development Auathority (Moorefield, WV)

Sammy Gray, Research and Outreach Committee Chairman, Director of State Affairs, FirstEnergy (Charleston, WV)

James Thomas, Nominating & Governance Committee Chairman, Counsel, Jackson Kelly PLLC (Charleston, WV)

Amelia Davis Courts, President/CEO, The Education Alliance (Charleston, WV)

Jo Carol Farmer, Member-at-Large, Manager-Regulation, Dominion Energy West Virginia (Claraksburg, WV)

Adam Krason, Member-at-Large, Principal and Architect, ZMM Architects & Engineers (Charleston, WV)

Board of Directors

Jessica Alsop, Associate General Counsel, WVU Health System (Morgantown, WV)

Chris Beam, President/COO, Appalachian Power (Charleston, WV)

Craig Baker, Partner/Architecture Division Manager, The Thrasher Group (Fairmont, WV)

Leah Curry, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, WV (Buffalo, WV)

Andy Feeney, External Affairs Director - West Virginia, AT&T (Charleston, WV)

Kevin Fowler, President & CEO, Cabell Huntington Hospital (Huntington, WV)

Margie Hale, Retired Executive, WV Kids Count Fund (Charleston, WV)

Stephen Hastings, Senior Staff Attorney, EQT Corporation (Charleston, WV)

MaryLu Hutchins, Ed.D., Director, Fluency Project,  Carnegie Mellon University Create Lab (Wheeling, WV)

Joe Letnauchyn, President/CEO, West Virginia Hospital Association (Charleston, WV)

Beth Maley, Vice President-Commercial Banking, BB&T (Charleston, WV)

Erica Mani, Regional Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross (Cross Lanes, WV)

Todd Marino, Plant Director, Quad Graphics (Martinsburg, WV)

Dr. Steven Paine, State Superintendent of Schools, West Virginia Department of Education (Charleston, WV)

Dan Page, Director of Marketing, West Virginia Health Care Association (Charleston, WV)

David Perry, President, West Virginia Board of Education (Oak Hill, WV)

Jessie Reckart, ESQ, (Charleston, WV)

Scott Rotruck, Director of Energy & Transportation Services, Spilman, Thomas & Battle PLLC (Morgantown, WV)

James Shupe, Vice President - Business Banking, JP Morgan Chase (Charleston, WV)

Judy Sjostedt, Executive Director, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (Parkersburg, WV)

Katlin Thorsell, 2018 WV Teacher of the Year, Washington High School (Charles Town, WV)

Directors Emeritus

The Honorable Gaston Caperton
Dr. Daniel Foster
Stephen Hopta
Despina "Dee" Kapourales
Dr. Priscilla Leavitt
Former First Lady Gayle Manchin
Jeri Matheney
Joseph McDonie
Lacy Rice, Jr.
Sharon Rowe
Howard Seufer, Jr.
Herchiel Sims, Jr.
L. Newton Thomas, Jr.
Former First Lady Joanne Jaegar Tomblin