Our Team

The West Virginia Department of Commerce is here to help your business thrive. Our Development Office teams will help your business whether you need to locate a new site, expand existing facilities, export goods or provide training to employees.

The Business and Industrial Development Division team can provide resources, data and contacts to help your site search yield positive and cost-effective results. All of the team's managers have an extensive background in business development and a focus on helping your organization prosper in West Virginia.

Your company receives personal attention and support for site location research, data analysis, referrals, site tours and expertise related to permitting requirements. A team member will help every step of the way to find solutions and assist with vital community connections to add value to your search. We understand the value of your time and the importance of your tasks when it comes to your business.

Interested in a career with the West Virginia Department of Commerce?   Career Opportunities

OUR OFFICES

 

State Capitol

West Virginia Department of Commerce
Capitol Complex, Bldg. 6, Room 525
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
Tel: 800-982-3386 or (304) 558-2234
Fax: (304) 558-1189

 

 

Europe

Zurich World Trade Center
Leutschenbachstrasse 95
8050 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: 41-44-308 3902
Fax: 41-44-308-3500

 

 

Japan

Nissei Murase Building, 7F
3-25, 11 Chome, Nishiki
Naka-ku, Nagoya
Japan 460-0003
Tel: 81-52-953-9798
Fax: 81-52-953-9795

 

 

OUR TEAM

Leadership Team

 

H. Wood Thrasher
Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia
Department of Commerce
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Joshua Jarrell
Deputy Secretary & General Counsel, West Virginia Department of Commerce
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Kris Hopkins
Director, Business and Industrial Development
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Stephen Spence
Director, International Division
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Mary Jo Thompson
Director, Community Development
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Samantha Smith
Director, Marketing and Communications
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Erika Bailey
Director, Small Business Development Center

Business Attraction

 

Tiffany Ellis-Williams
National Accounts
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Sean Hill
National Accounts
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Todd Hooker
Deputy Director of Business and Industrial Development
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James Owrey
National Accounts
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Moses Zegeer
Trade Shows
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Business Retention & Expansion

 

Matthew Borror
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Nicolas Diehl
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James Mosby
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Heather Vanater
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Chris Pauley
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International

 

Hollie Hubbert
General Manager, Asia Pacific
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Angela Mascia
General Manager, Europe
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Caitlin Ashley-Lizarraga
International Trade
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Enybe Diaz
International Trade
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Kazuyo Mizutani
Representative, Japan Office
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Atsuko Murayama
Deputy Representative, Japan Office
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Research & Training

 

Ben Balding
Research
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Jeffrey Huffman
Governor's Guaranteed Workforce Program
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Sharon Adams
Governor's Guaranteed Workforce Program
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