Pam Farris and Kate Reed

Welcome to Leadership West Virginia

Leadership West Virginia, which has been developing, strengthening and connecting emerging leaders for the Mountain State for more than 20 years. We count among our graduates well established political, business and community leaders as well as the next generation of leaders who will take their place. Leadership West Virginia has helped over 1,200 graduates deepen their background and understanding of the issues facing the state and provided them with effective tools to develop initiatives to improve the quality of life in West Virginia. We also have helped create a community in which dialogue over those issues can occur, setting the stage for progress throughout the state. This is the place to learn more about our programs, including how to nominate future participants and other ways to support the effort to help West Virginia have a cadre of well-informed, capable leaders in all areas.

Meet the LWV Staff who live the mission of preparing leaders to move West Virginia Forward:

Pam Farris
Executive Director

Kate Reed
Alumni Coordinator