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Executive Committee

Chair: Michele O’Connor, Investment Manager, West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust

Vice Chair/TreasurerMatt Harbaugh, Associate Vice President for Transformation, West Virginia University

Secretary:  Kelley M. Goes, Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC

Greg Henthorn, Executive Vice President, Flat Rock Energy

Mary Hunt, Senior Program Officer, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Russ Lorince, Vice President, External Affairs, Arch Coal, Eastern Operations

John Maher, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, Marshall University; Executive Director, Marshall University Research Corporation

Guy A. Peduto, Director, INNOVA Commercialization Group, The High Technology Foundation

Tom Vorbach, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Board Members

Gerald Biser, Director, WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Jamie Cope, Deputy Director, RCBI

Greg Clutter, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, MATRIC

Clifton Dedrickson, WV Operations Site Service Leader, The Dow Chemical Company

Kevin DiGregorio, Ph.D., Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone

J. Rudy Henley, General Partner, Mountaineer Capital, LP

Kevin Highlander, Partner, Arnett Carbis Toothman

Arria Hines, President & CEO, Allegheny Science & Technology

Bruce Mutter, Founder & CEO, Center for Applied Research & Technology

Virginia Painter, Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing, Marshall University

Scott Rotruck, Director of Energy and Transportation Services, Spilman Thomas Battle, PLLC

Jan Taylor, Ph.D., Director, Division of Science & Research, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Frank Vitale, President and CEO, Forge Business Solutions

Charlotte Weber, Vice President for Federal Programs, Marshall University; Director, Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing

Robert Wentz, Managing Partner, Stonewall Capital


Anne Barth, Executive Director