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TechConnect West Virginia Announces New Officers, Board Member

TechConnect West Virginia, a non-profit organization working to advance innovation-based economic development and growth in West Virginia, recently announced its new slate of officers and a new member to the group’s Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term. They include:

Chair of the Board:

Tom Vorbach

Thomas A. Vorbach, Member; Steptoe & Johnson PLLC





Vice Chair & Treasurer:

Michele OConnor head shotMichele O’Connor, Investment Manager, West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust






Matt Harbaugh headshotMatt Harbaugh, Associate Vice President for Transformation, WVU






New Executive Committee Member

Kelley GoesKelley M. Goes, Jackson Kelly PLLC






New Board Member: 

Jamie_Cope_headshot_cropJamie Cope, Interim Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, RCBI





Anne Barth, executive director for TechConnect, said, “TechConnect’s leadership team and board of directors is comprised of many talented individuals representing a spectrum of professions.  They are dedicated to growing West Virginia’s tech-based economy and we are very appreciative of their efforts and involvement.”

For additional information, contact Anne Barth at (304) 444-2918, or visit the website at