Local Elected Officials Board


The Region I LEO Board assists in the planning and oversight of all programs and services funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, One-Stop Centers, or other grants. One primary function of the LEO Board is to select members of the Region I Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council.

Currently, thirteen (13) members serve on the Region I LEO Board. The board is comprised of one (1) county commissioner from each of our eleven (11) counties. The two (2) additional members represent the cities within our region with populations over 10,000.

The Region I LEO Board has quarterly meetings, which are open to the public. LEO Board Meetings are normally held on the Wednesday after the WIB Board Meeting.  For more information regarding meeting dates, please contact our office @ 304-253-3611.


Name Organization County/City
Ken Altizer Nicholas County Commission Nicholas/Mt. Nebo
Michael Ashley Monroe County Commission Monroe/Union
Anna Carpenter Webster County Commission Webster/Webster Springs
Tom Cole City of Bluefield – Mayor Mercer/Bluefield
Woody Hanna Greenbrier County Commission Greenbrier/Renick
Gordon Lambert McDowell County Commission McDowell/Welch
David McLaughlin Pocahontas County Commission Pocahontas/Marlinton
Jason Mullins Wyoming County Commission Wyoming/Mullens
Bill O’Brien City of Beckley – Mayor Raleigh/Beckley
David Tolliver Raleigh County Commission Raleigh/Beckley
Mike Vinciguerra Mercer County Commission Mercer/Princeton
Matthew Wender Fayette County Commission Fayette/Oak Hill
Byrd White Raleigh County Commission County Commission Raleigh/Beckley
Jack Woodrum (Chair) Summers County Commission Summers/Hinton