Executive Committee

Adam Krason, Principal and Architect, ZMM Architects & Engineers – Board Chair

Dr. MaryLu Hutchins, Director of Fluency Project, Carnegie Mellon University Create Lab - Board Vice-Chair

DF Mock, Regional President-West Virginia Operations, United Bank - Board Treasurer

Toney Stroud, Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel, Marshall University - Board Secretary

Christina Brumley, Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC – Past Board Chair

Sammy Gray, Director of Government Affairs, Appalachian Power – Research and Outreach Committee Chair

James W. Thomas, Counsel, Retired – Development Committee Chair

Howard Seufer, Jr., Partner, Bowles Rice, LLP -- Nominating and Governance Committee Chair

Dr. Amelia A. Courts, President/CEO, The Education Alliance

Mallie Combs, Executive Director, Hardy County Rural Economic Development Authority – Member-at-Large

Andy Feeney, President – West Virginia, AT&T, Member-at-Large

Board of Directors

Jessica Alsop, Associate General Counsel, WVU Health System

Michele Blatt, WV State Superintendent of Schools, West Virginia

Gat Caperton, President/CEO, Gat Creek

Jonell Carver, Manager-Gas Operations, Dominion Resources

Robert Dunlevy, Member, West Virginia Board of Education

Paula Flaherty, Research, Writing, and Evaluation Specialist, Self-Employed

Beth L. Hammers, Chief Executive Officer, Marshall Health, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Stephen Hastings, Attorney, Hendrickson & Long PLLC

Greg Hefner, Manager of Regional External Affairs, FirstEnergy

Sherrone Hornbuckle-Myers, General Counsel, Cabell County Schools

Carolyn Long, Campus President, WVU Institute of Technology - Member-at-Large

Erica Mani, Regional Chief Executive Officer West Virginia, American Red Cross

Trey Morrone, Attorney, Bowles-Rice, LLP

Amber Nichols, 2023 WV School Teacher of the Year

Bill Powell, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson, PLC, Martinsburg, WV

David Rosier, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, West Virginia, Inc.

Michelle Rotellini, President/CEO, Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce

Judy Gemma-Sjostedt, Executive Director, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

Alys Smith, Co-Founder, Wing 2 Wing Foundation

Brett Staples, Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor, Truist – Past Chair

Erica Steratore, Assistant Vice President, WVU Innovation Corporation

Leah Summers, Morgantown, WV

Aaron Walker, President/COO, Appalachian Power

Emeritus Directors

The Honorable Gaston Caperton, Former Governor, State of West Virginia

Dr. Daniel Foster, M.D., Retired, Charleston Area Medical Center

Stephen Hopta, Retired Executive

Despina “Dee” Kapourales, Owner, Kapourales Enterprises

Dr. Priscilla Leavitt, Director, Counseling & Wellness Center

Jeri Matheney, Retired, Appalachian Power 

Joseph McDonie, President, Citation Investment, Inc.

Lacy Rice Jr., Retired Executive, Bowles, Rice, McDavid, Graff & Love

Sharon Rowe, SHR Consulting LLC

Herchiel Sims Jr., Retired Business Executive

Howard Seufer, Jr., Partner, Bowles Rice, LLP

James W. Thomas, Counsel, Retired 

Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, Former First Lady, State of West Virginia