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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 …

Dow Hosts Education Session

Members of the 2017 Leadership West Virginia class will convene in Morgantown on April 19 – 21, for the Education Session hosted by session partner Dow. On April 20, alumni are encouraged to join us for the LWV Forum of Ideas competition which will be held during the upcoming session. Details of that event can be found by clicking the …

Leadership West Virginia Announces the Class of 2017

Fifty-seven leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2017 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a list of applicants submitted in late 2016. To view the list please click LWV 2017 Class announcement.doc.

Beth Walker Named 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

LWV is pleased to announce the 2016 LWV Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient, Beth Walker – Class of 1999. Beth Walker practiced law statewide in West Virginia for more than 25 years, first with the Bowles Rice firm and than as Associate General Counsel with the West Virginia United Health System, Inc. (WVU Medicine). On May 10, 2016, she was elected the …