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Locals to participate in Leadership of W.Va.

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON-- Some Huntington residents are among 52 leaders from across the state who have accepted invitations to participate in the 2013 Class of Leadership West Virginia.

Huntington residents Ashley Alford, who works with the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and Anders Lindberg of Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, were selected from a list of nominations submitted in late 2012.

In its 22nd year, Leadership West Virginia is an eight-month statewide education and leadership development program that aims to identify the state's emerging leaders and enhance their knowledge of West Virginia's challenges, unique attributes and diversity.

It works to motivate a cross-section of leaders who will use their talents to foster a new spirit of energy, enthusiasm and vitality throughout the state. Throughout this year, class members will travel to eight different communities in West Virginia to receive broad-based education on critical topics while honing their leadership skills.

The organization is affiliated with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Others selected to participate:

Lucy Allara, BrickStreet Insurance (Charleston); Michelle Barnes-Russell, Frontier Communications (Martinsburg); Bobby Blakley, Jr., BB&T (Charleston); Anne Blankenship, Babst Calland (Charleston); Matthew Bowles, Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC (Charleston); Elizabeth Bridgeman, WV Mutual Insurance Company (Charleston); Joseph Bunn, Jones & Associates (Charleston); Gail Carter, Wells Fargo Insurance Services of WV, Inc. (Charleston); Rachel Coffman, Dollar Energy Fund (Charleston); Richard Colebank, Alpha Associates, Incorporated (Morgantown); Staci Criswell, Dinsmore (Charleston).

Ryan Culhane, GE Healthcare (Bridgeport); Amy Dobkin, Chesapeake Energy (Wheeling); Karen Eddy, Dominion Hope (Morgantown); Leisha Elliott, Convention & Visitors Bureau of Marion County (Fairmont); Christopher Fazio, CONSOL Energy (Mannington); Hoy Ferguson, Davis Trust Company (Elkins); Sheree Gayman, Charleston Marriott Town Center (Charleston); Amanda Hauf, The Dow Chemical Company (South Charleston); Seth Hayes, Jackson Kelly PLLC (Morgantown); Greg Heffner, FirstEnergy (Clarksburg); Hannah Hern, Constellium Rolled Products (Ravenswood).

Miri Hunter, Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC (Charleston); Laura Jordan, West Virginia American Water, (Charleston); Joyce Landers, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield WV (Charleston); Dylan Lewis, Bowles Rice LLP (Morgantown); Thorney Lieberman, Thorney Lieberman Photography (Charleston); D. Cole Malcolm, Ernst & Young (Charleston); Terry Mathias, Capital Financial Solutions LLC (Charleston); Wendy McCuskey, ABC-West Virginia (Charleston); Kimberly Moyers, First United Bank & Trust (Morgantown); Erica O'Briant, Hatfield-McCoy, CVB Logan Chamber Commerce (Logan); Debra Osborne, AEP (Charleston); Joshua Person, Mountaineer Packaging, LLC (Dunbar).

Courtney Persinger, Jarrett Construction Services (Charleston); Richard Rogers, Hatch Mott MacDonald (Morgantown); Brad Rowe, General Corporation (Charleston); Roberka Smigielski, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Scott Depot); Candice Stadler, New River Community and Technical College (Beckley); Christina Sullivan, West Virginia Northern Community College (Wheeling); Jamie Summerlin, PuroClean (Morgantown); Megan Tarbett, West Virginia Library Commission (Charleston); Randall Trickett, WesBanco Bank (Morgantown); Julie Warden, West Virginia Junior College (Charleston); Tammy Whitacre, Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (Morgantown); Paul White, Commercial Insurance (Charleston); Stephen Whited, Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Inc. (Grantsville); Timothy Whittaker, City National Bank of West Virginia (Cross Lanes); Tomas Young, ZMM Architects & Engineers (Charleston); Angela Zambito Hill, West Liberty University (West Liberty).



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