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
State Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2003

 

 

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

 

Clayton Burch
Acting Secretary, West Virginia
Department of Commerce

 

Wesley White
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Stephen Spence
Director, International Division
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Samantha Smith
Director, Marketing and Communications
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Debra Martin
Deputy Director, Small Business Development Center

Business Attraction

 

Todd Hooker
Deputy Director of Business and Industrial Development
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Jeff Vandall
Sales Director of Business and Industrial Development
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Tiffany Ellis-Williams
Manager, Business Development
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James Owrey
Manager, Business Development
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Brad Sergent
Manager, Business Development
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Moses Zegeer
Trade Shows
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Markee Shamblin
Business Acquisition Representative
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Business Retention & Expansion

 

Matthew Borror
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James Mosby
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Heather Vanater
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Chris Pauley
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Joy Lewis
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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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