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Executive Committee

Chair:  Tom Vorbach, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Vice Chair/TreasurerMichele O’Connor, Investment Manager, West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust

Secretary:  Matt Harbaugh, Associate Vice President for Transformation, West Virginia University

Tom Aman, Managing Member, Arnett Carbis Toothman, PLLC

Kelley M. Goes, Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC

Greg Henthorn, Executive Vice President, Flat Rock Energy

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


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

Board Members

Ron Basini, Director, WV Angel Investor Network

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

Jamie Cope, Interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, RCBI

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

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, KeyLogic

Ryan Wall, Extension Engineer, WVU-Industrial Extension/Manufacturing Extension Partnership

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