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Executive Committee

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

Vice Chair/Secretary: Tom Vorbach, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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

Tom Aman, Managing Member, Arnett Foster Toothman, PLLC

Greg Henthorn, Executive Vice President, Flat Rock Energy

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


Mary Hunt, Senior Program Officer, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

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

Board Members

Ron Basini, Director, WV Angel Investor Network

J. Keith Burdette, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Commerce, Executive Director, WV Development Office

Greg Clutter, Chief Operating Officer, MATRIC

Deana Dean, President, I-79 Development Council

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

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

Kelley M. Goes, Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC

Matt Harbaugh, Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, West Virginia University Research Corporation

John S. Hooks, Jr., Director, CSC Identity Labs

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

Kristina Oliver, State Director, West Virginia Small Business Development Center

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, Senior Vice President, Clear Mountain Bank

Ryan Wall, Export-Manufacturing Manager, WV Small Business Development Center

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

Bob Welty, State President, Fifth Third Bank

Robert Wentz, Managing Partner, Stonewall Capital


Anne Barth, Executive Director

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