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Executive Committee

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

Vice ChairMatt Harbaugh, Managing Director, Mountain State Capital

Treasurer: Kevin Highlander, Partner, Arnett Carbis Toothman

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, Founding Member, TechConnect West Virginia

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

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

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

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

Javier Reyes, Ph.D., Milan Puskar Dean, VP for StartUp West Virginia, John Chambers College of Business & Economics, West Virginia University

Scott Rotruck, Senior Account Executive, Orion Strategies

Derek Scarbro, Director, Appalachian Hatchery & Business Development at the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University

Frank Vitale, President and CEO, Forge Business Solutions

Robert Wentz, Managing Partner, Stonewall Capital


Anne Barth, Executive Director