Region 1 Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

The Region I WIB (also known as the Full Board) was established to design and implement a system to match up the abilities local job seekers are attaining with the skills that local employers want for their businesses. The Region I WIB also approves members that serve on the Youth Council.

The board consists of individuals from business, community-based organizations, economic development, education, labor, and One-Stop partner agencies. The business sector represents fifty-one percent (51%) of the total WIB membership. The board chair is required to be from the business sector. Membership must include at least two (2) individuals from each of the following sectors: community-based, economic development, education, and labor. In addition, each One-Stop partner must be represented on the WIB. The Region I WIB has quarterly meetings, which are open to the public.

 

Name Organization County
Phil Bostic LIUNA Local #1182 – LIUNA Representative Greenbrier
Coby Brown Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. Pocahontas
Wes Dangerfield Summers County ARH Summers
John David Southern Appalachian Labor School – Professor WVU Tech Fayette
Brett Dillon UMWA Career Centers Inc. – Beckley Director Raleigh
Mary Lynn Flint Fayette County ABE. – Coordinator Fayette
Barry Glick Sunshine Farm & Gardens – President Greenbrier
Geoff Heeter Opossum Creek Retreat LLC. – Owner Fayette
Oraetta Hubbard C.A.S.E. Job Training – Executive Director Mercer
Tom Hughes (Chair) Hughes Supply Company – Owner Raleigh
Tammy Jordan Fruits of labor, Inc. – President Monroe
Nancy Kissinger Chase Bank – Vice President Raleigh
Lisa Lilly Workforce West Virginia – Manager Raleigh
Karen Lobban Lobban Funeral Home – Owner Greenbrier
Carson Meade M&W Contractors – Owner Raleigh
Shirley Morris Kirkwood Winery – President Nicholas
Jeanette Ratcliffe West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation – District Manager Raleigh
Greg Rogers R.T. Rogers Oil Company – President Summers
Connie Saunders Saunders Employment Service – Owner Mercer
Earl Smith Integrated Resources, LLC – Director Wyoming
Dean Stone Stonepointe, Inc. – Owner Raleigh
Mike Swatts Frontier Communications – Area Manager All Counties
L. Marshall Washington New River Community & Technical College – President Raleigh
Chad Wykle New River Gorge Regional Development Authority Raleigh