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Calling for Applications!

Call for Applications: Leadership West Virginia Class of 2019 Call for Applications: Leadership West Virginia Class of 2019 Are you an experienced leader in your industry or community and looking for opportunities to make a statewide impact or expand your professional network? Are you passionate about West Virginia issues and looking to strengthen your leadership skills? Leadership West Virginia is ...

Best Class Ever Competition!

Every class strives to be the BEST CLASS EVER and it’s time again for some friendly competition. Between now and the end of 2018, your class can earn points to win the title which will be announced prior to the 2019 State of the State Reception. The first thing you can do to gain points for your class is by …

Announcing the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus!

Announcing the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient James Hoyer  LWV Class of 2015   James Hoyer currently serves as the West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General, where he leads more than 6,500 men and women of the West Virginia National Guard. He is responsible for the training, development, readiness, and safety of these Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen. Hoyer is a Charleston …

Summer Alumni Updates

Mark Barnes (Class of 2012) is currently serving as vice-chairman of the board of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  He is also chairing their Centennial Committee, which is a planning and organizing committee to celebrate the Harrison County Chamber’s 100 years of service next year - 2019! Michelle Barnes (Class of 2013) is currently serving on ...

Take the LWV Impact Survey!

Leadership West Virginia wants to know what you have done since your program experience. As an alumnus of our program, you have the unique vantage on what you’re doing to advance your region and the state. Your answers to the following questions will help us better understand the influence your program experience has had on your community and career involvement. ...

Winter Update – Alumni News!

Alumni Updates! Kris Klingler (Class of 2016) is now the Territory Manager for Mabscott Supply in the Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg area. Christy Laxton (Class of 2017) was appointed as Vice Chair of the WV Small Business Development Center Advisory Board effective October 1, 2017. She also received her Economic Development Finance Professional Recertification from the National Development Council on December 18, 2017. ...

Announcing the Class of 2018!

Fifty-seven leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2018 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a pool of applicants submitted in late 2017. Welcome incoming class members:  Elizabeth Amandus, Jackson Kelly PLLC (Charleston) Craig Baker, The Thrasher Group (Bridgeport) Bill Bissett, Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce (Huntington) Elaine Bobo, Berkeley County Schools ...

Announcing the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient

Patrick Kelly LWV Class of 1994 Patrick Kelly practiced law statewide in West Virginia for more than 20 years, including more than two years as General Counsel for the Governor of West Virginia. Pat is a West Virginia Bar Foundation Fellow and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Health Care Association. Pat is a 1994 graduate ...

LWV Reveals New Mission Statement

LWV Has A New Mission Statement: Leadership West Virginia is an innovative program that grows, engages and mobilizes leaders to ignite a lifelong passion to move West Virginia forward. We ask our Alumni and friends to help as we continue to grow for the next 25 years through your gifts and increased involvement. You can donate to the 2017 Annual …

Best Class Ever!

Every class strives to be the BEST CLASS EVER and it’s time again for some friendly competition. Between now and the end of 2017, your class can earn points to win the title which will be announced during the 2018 State of the State Reception. The first thing you can do to gain points for your class is by sending …