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Leadership West Virginia Announces the Class Of 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –Fifty-seven leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2019 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a list of applicants submitted in late 2018. Stephanie Abraham, Abraham Law, PLLC (Logan)Kevin Brackens, Brackens Painting LLC (Charles Town)Tiffany Buffington, Dominion Energy (Bridgeport)Thomas Butcher, FirstEnergy (Martinsburg)Phillip Cantrell, West Virginia National Guard (Charleston)Cynthia Chamberlin, Powell …

Shentel Foundation Commits $50,000 to Leadership West Virginia

Shentel Foundation Commits $50,000 to Leadership West Virginia Five-year commitment will support scholarships, events and other program activities (Charleston, W.Va.) – The Shentel Foundation, a part of Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (NASDAQ: SHEN) and based in Edinburg, Va., today announced a $50,000 commitment to Leadership West Virginia (LWV) over the next five years, deeming it the first Diamond Sponsor of the …

LWV 2018 Launches #ChooseWV Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 9, 2018 LEADERSHIP WEST VIRGINIA 2018 CLASS UNVEILS SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN AIMED UNITING WEST VIRGINIANS AROUND A COMMON THEME – #CHOOSEWV Charleston, WV – Leadership West Virginia’s Class of 2018 has kicked off a campaign, #ChooseWV, which is aimed at uniting West Virginians at home and across the country around a common theme of hope for our state …

Winter Alumni Updates

Roberta "Robbie" Baylor (Class of 2017) was presented with the Local Leadership Award at the 2018 West Virginia Brownfields Conference held at the Charleston Civic Center September 5-7. Jennifer Giovannitti (Class of 2005) has been named the next president of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, effective in mid-October. She succeeds William P. “Pat” Getty who has overseen the philanthropy since 1999. ...

LWV 2018 Annual Giving Campaign Update

The Leadership West Virginia Annual Giving Campaign is almost over!  Thank you to the givers who have already contributed this year. We have less than $5,000 left to raise to reach our goal. We ask each alumnus to consider giving in any amount. Your contribution is tax deductible.  Your financial gift goes toward: Growing our educational trainings during sessions by engaging new and/or …

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. ...