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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

Gerald Biser, Director, WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Jamie Cope, Deputy Director, RCBI

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

Clifton Dedrickson, formerly with The Dow Chemical Company

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

Scott Rotruck, Senior Account Executive, Orion Strategies

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

Frank Vitale, President and CEO, Forge Business Solutions

Robert Wentz, Managing Partner, Stonewall Capital


Anne Barth, Executive Director