“This is the time where our leaders are called upon to make an impact in every corner of the state. No matter how small and large, anything each of us can do will help us succeed as a whole.”
– Holly Kauffman President, West Virginia Operations at FirstEnergy Corp (class of 2015)


Leadership WV Merchandise Now Available! SHOP NOW Leadership West Virginia would like to recognize
our past Distinguished Alumnus Award winners.
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You may think you know this great State, but until you experience Leadership West Virginia you’ve just scratched the surface! Bill and Pam Harvit, Class of 2015 & 2006 My continued involvement in LWV alumni activities ensures I meet another 55 people each year, and helps me stay connected to my classmates too. Margi Bush, Class of 2011 I do not know of any other program that achieves such a high level of education and leadership development over an 8 month period like Leadership West Virginia. Mary Elisabeth Eckerson, Class of 2005 The networking and friendships I developed across the state continue to yield results. I will continue to encourage my co-workers and colleagues to apply for the program every year. Brad Rowe, Class of 2013 Congratulations Lydotta Taylor, ’00
on being named the 2019
LWV Distinguished Alumnus!
Are you a community leader who wants to learn more about taking your involvement in the Mountain State to the next level? Find out more about the history of Leadership West Virginia and what the program does to prepare leaders to move West Virginia forward. ENGAGE If you are an entrepreneur, executive, educator, industry leader or passionate about West Virginia issues find out how to apply for the 2019 program. Meet past LWV Alumni and find out about LWV event opportunities throughout the year. SUPPORT Annual donations from alumni and sponsors help to sustain the LWV program. We invite LWV alumni and corporate supporters to explore various giving opportunities that will further the program’s goals and mission. DISCOVER

2021 Applicants:

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Safety is always a top priority at Leadership West Virginia. The COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges for organizations across the country, and LWV is no different. Our class has been meeting virtually since March, but the in-person experiences and connections are important facets we can’t overlook. We are excited to share that we are planning in-person sessions starting in September. Hear more from Executive Director Pam Farris about our plan to move forward. #LWV2020 #LeadershipWestVirginia



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