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Director of WVU WBC
Asst. Dean of Grad Programs - West Virginia University
As the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, Vitullo is responsible for the Executive M.B.A., Online Executive M.B.A. and full-time M.B.A. programs. She also assists in the oversight of other on-campus Masters programs in the College of Business and Economics. She completed her Ph.D. in Education and M.B.A at West Virginia University. Vitullo is responsible for the assurance of learning for graduate programs at the college and is an adjunct professor in the Entrepreneurship program.
Executive Director - TechConnect WV
Anne Barth is the Executive Director of TechConnect West Virginia, a non-profit organization focused on driving innovation, cultivating entrepreneurship and creating greater economic diversity. With a coalition representing higher education, private industry and the public sector, TechConnect leads innovation-based economic development in the state. In her tenure with TechConnect, Barth has helped to advance programs and initiatives that foster startups, commercialization and entrepreneurship, while also co-founding the West Virginia Women & Technology Conference. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, the West Virginia Science & Research Council, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center Advisory Committee, the WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Committee, the West Virginia Bioscience Association, the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and Advantage Valley. Barth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications from West Virginia University.
Executive Director - Leadership WV
Pam Farris spends her time cultivating rising leaders as the Executive Director of Leadership West Virginia (LWV), a statewide program to develop, strengthen and connect leaders in the state. LWV, a not-for profit statewide training and professional development program is an affiliate of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The 50+ class members selected each year come from diverse backgrounds, industries and geographic locations. Participants who are selected through a competitive application process travel across the state for 8 two-day sessions to learn about the challenges and successes within the state. Pam has the responsibility of planning, implementing and raising the funds to pay for the yearly program. She also oversees the alumni engagement program of the group’s 1,300 graduates.
Corporate Care Representative - WV Caring
Trella Greaser is the Corporate Care Representative for WV Caring (formerly Hospice Care Corporation) in Arthurdale WV, where she specializes in Corporate Business Development and Strategic planning. Trella obtained her bachelors, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Integrated Marketing and Communication, from West Virginia University. Trella, along with her husband, have operated a successful Preston County based business, Bills Tree Service, for over 17 years. Trella currently resides in Kingwood with her husband Bill, and two sons – Zebulun & Uryah. In addition to serving on the Preston County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Trella also currently serves as the Treasurer for the Kingwood Youth Football League. She leads the Community Outreach and Youth ministries for Mill Chapel Church, and works with WVU’s Women’s Business Center to empower entrepreneurial women. Earlier this year, Trella was presented the Volunteer Ambassador Award at the annual Preston County Chamber dinner for her volunteerism.
President and CEO - Vision Shared
Cory Dennison is President and CEO of Vision Shared. He grew up in Barboursville, WV, and attended Marshall University on a football scholarship. Following graduation from Marshall, Cory was a Burke Fellow with the 2003 WV Legislature. He also has a law degree from West Virginia University College of Law (06). Prior to Vision Shared, Cory spent the previous four years working for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in many capacities. Cory Served as Governor Tomblin’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Senior Advisor, and was Political Director for his two elections.
Associate Professor - West Virginia University
Dee Singh-Knights is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design at West Virginia University. For the last 10 years, she has specialized in the areas of agribusiness economics and management with the goal of contributing to the development of sustainable agricultural production systems through research, teaching and extension education.
Assistant Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Carrie White is the Assistant Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. As AVP she is responsible for the WVU IDEA Hub Ecosystem which consists of multidisciplinary collaboration in Innovation across the campus. From 2016-2018 she was the Director of LaunchLab and was responsible for providing resources and networking support for students engaged in idea generation and development. She also develops and coordinates the programming and events hosted by LaunchLab. Dr. White received her BS and MBA degrees in business administration from Franciscan University, J.D. from Duquesne University Law School, and Ed.D. from West Virginia University. She has worked in entrepreneurship education since 2004 as a professor of business law and entrepreneurship. She has developed and taught entrepreneurship curriculum both for the classroom and online. Prior to working in higher education, she started, owned, and operated businesses specializing in sport and fitness in the Pittsburgh, PA region.
Director of WV Hive
Judy Moore has been the director of the West Virginia Hive Network since November 2017. As the Hive director, Judy focuses on establishing partnerships and alliances that provide increased access to resources for businesses and entrepreneurs. She works with her team of Business Advisors, support network, and funders to bring about more effective and efficient means through which regional entrepreneurs can operate successful establishments.