North Central West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference
Cultivating a Workforce That Attracts Business to West Virginia
The West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference Series comes to North Central West Virginia on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont. Continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 am with remarks to launch the conference at 8:00 am. The event will run through the morning, wrapping up promptly at noon.
This year's lineup of speakers includes leaders in the state and region addressing topics related to the national and state economy with an in-depth discussion of what can be done to strengthen West Virginia’s economy.
John Deskins, Ph.D., Director, WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research
Mark Muchow, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Revenue
Considering the importance of enhancing human capital to our state’s future, we will include two panel of leaders from the state to discuss ways to better cultivate a workforce that is attractive to potential businesses. These panels will be moderated by David H. McKinley, President and CIO of McKinley Carter Wealth Services, and will include:
Human Capital: Education, Training, and Retaining Talent
Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Ph.D., Chancellor, Community and Technical College System of West Virginia
Todd Fox, Training Manager, Chemours Company
Natalie Roper, Executive Director, Generation West Virginia
Human Capital: Health and Drug Abuse
Garrett Moran, Ph.D., Associate Director of Services and Policy Innovation, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, WVU
Douglas Leech, Founder and CEO, Ascension Recovery Services
James Berry, D.O., Associate Professor and Director of Addictions, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, WVU
*Continuing Professional Education credits available.
Attendees will receive the West Virginia Economic Outlook, 2020-2024, the comprehensive guide to the state’s economy, as well as presentation handouts from all speakers and a continental breakfast.