First Class Named for Randolph Leadership Program | News, Sports, Jobs


ELKINS — Members of the inaugural class have been nominated for a new Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce program designed to develop local leaders.

The first Randolph Leadership Class of 2023 will begin with an orientation on August 29. Monthly sessions will begin in September and end in June.

Lisa Wood, Executive Director of The Chamber, said, “The Chamber and the Leadership Randolph Ambassadors are thrilled to announce our first class. We believe they represent a diverse group of professionals in our community.

“The Ambassador team will work to develop and prepare these leaders to move Randolph County forward. Congratulations to them and thank you to all of this year’s nominees.

The inaugural class includes:

Heidi Bray, Card-Hall Professional LLC; Erin Brown, LMC Agency; Adriana Channell, Davis Trust Company; Angela Daniels, Tygart Valley United Way; Jordan Godwin, Valley Health Care, Inc.; Jeremiah Jasper, Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church; Jace Kyle, Luttner Financial Group; Colin McFadden, Pegasus LLC; Matt Osborne, Citizens Bank of West Virginia; Samantha Peet, Randolph County Tourism; Tammie Rizzio, Youth Health Services; and Brandy Wildman, Davis Health System.

Chief Randolph “seeks to develop and prepare leaders to move Randolph County forward”, says a House press release. “The Chamber is grateful to the sponsors of Leadership Randolph, which includes the City of Elkins, Citizens Bank of WV, Davis Trust Co., Mountaineer Insurance, Randolph County Development Authority, Common Door, Davis & Elkins College, Davis Health System , Vandevander and Nypl CPA, Randolph County Housing Authority and Woodlands Development & Lending.

The topics of the nine monthly sessions are tourism, economic development, housing, health care, education and youth, labor and hardwood manufacturing, government, non-profit organizations profit and volunteering and agriculture. The program will conclude with a dinner and a closing ceremony.

The Leadership Randolph program is run by Leadership West Virginia graduates residing in Randolph County and the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber. These “ambassadors” worked over the past six months to create the program’s mission and agenda.

“They also had the daunting task of overseeing the class selection process, says the press release. “There were a large number of applicants, and the group is pleased to announce the final 12 members of the Randolph Leadership Class of 2023.”

For more information about the Randolph Leadership Program, contact the Chamber at 304-636-2717.

The mission of the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce is to advocate, educate and network to enhance business opportunities in Elkins and Randolph counties.

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