Governmental Affairs Committee

The Governmental Affairs Committee meets Second Tuesdays at noon. For information on how to get involved, contact the Chamber at 304-292-3311.
Elizabeth Durr
Co-Chair
FirstEnergy
Director, External Affairs
Dan Miller
Co-Chair
Potesta & Associates, Inc.
Sr. Scientist
Most of my professional career as an aquatic biologist I have been involved in the commercial production of fish (trout, catfish, talipia, sea bream, red fish, ornamentals) shrimp (Pacific white shrimp) and plants (lettuce, tomotoes, bok choy) for human consumption. My academic career of 11 years was with WVU working in aquaculture for the Extension Service and teaching undergraduates and graduate students. Since 2011 I have worked for Potesta & Associates on the environmental side (versus engineering) and also providing business development leads.
Billy Atkins
Bowles Rice LLP
Eldon Callen
VP of Governmental Affairs
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
VP of Transportation/Gov't Affairs
Mark Cestari
Southern Airways Express
Executive V.P. for Business Development
Holly Childs
WestRidge, Inc.
Director of Business Development
Jason Keeling
American Red Cross of Northeast WV
Executive Director
• Skilled communications professional who conveys impactful corporate messaging. • Applies digital technologies to enhance public relations and marketing efforts. • Excellent abilities in speech construction and presentation delivery. • Proficient in external affairs and project management. • Delivers measurable results within executive teams. • Extensive network within West Virginia’s nonprofit, business, government and news media communities.
Ethan Moore
Clay District Fair
Treasurer
Bob Musick
PSIMED
New Business Development / Legislative Liaison
Jill Rice
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Partner
Charlie Russell
Steptoe & Johnson
Kimberly Thompson
Courtyard by Marriott
Area Director of Sales and Marketing
Randall Underwood
Clear Mountain Bank
Chief Banking Officer
Tom Witt
Witt Economics LLC
Managing Director and Chief Economist
Witt Economics LLC provides economic consulting services supporting business, industry and public entities. 
Michael Callen
West Virginia Junior College
Kimberly Moyers
First United Bank & Trust
Market President
Mark Nesselroad
Black Diamond Realty, LLC
Broker
Stephen LaCagnin
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
President and CEO
Terri Cutright
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
Chief Operating Officer
Melissa Berube
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Realtor
"My mission as a Realtor® is to fulfill each of my client’s Real Estate needs; to educate myself, my clients, and the public about the Real Estate market and industry; to hold myself to the highest standards of ethics and integrity; and to earn the respect of each person I have the privilege of working with."

This is not only my mission statement but how I have successfully navigated my 15-year Real Estate career. I believe success in any vocation starts with an attitude of continual learning, expansion and growth. I have practiced in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and now my home state of West Virginia. I bring to the table not only a vast wealth of knowledge gained through experience, but also the understanding that each client and transaction is unique. Whether you are looking for a first home, a next home, a broader investment portfolio, or just answers to your questions, I am here to help.
Christy Meredith
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
Membership Associate
Ryan Mink
Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC
Manager
Tom Bloom
Monongalia County Commission
County Commissioner
Ed Hawkins
Monongalia County Commission
County Commissioner
Sean Sikora
Monongalia County Commission
County Commissioner
Carye Blaney
Monongalia County Commission
County Clerk
Mark Musick
Monongalia County Commission
County Assessor
Jean Friend
Monongalia County Commission
Circuit Clerk
Perry Palmer
Monongalia County Commission
Sheriff
Richard Wood
Monongalia County Commission
County Planner
Charlie Sims
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
Membership Associate
Sarah Woodrum
WVU School of Public Health
Senior Associate Dean for Administration
Amy Loomis
Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce
VP of Member Engagement & IT Services
David McClure
WVU Medicine
Micah Weglinski
Monongalia County Democratic Executive Committee
Events Coordinator



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