CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia State Bar is pleased to announce new officers and members of The West Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for 2011-2012.

New officers are Gary W. Nickerson -- President, Bridgeport; James C. Wright - President-Elect, Wheeling and Harry G. Deitzler - Vice President, Charleston. Immediate Past President, Letitia Neese Chafin, will serve as The West Virginia State Bar's representative to the American Bar Association (ABA).

Newly elected members of The State Bar's Board of Governors are: Gregory K. Smith, Williamson; Todd A. Mount, Madison; Charles W. Loeb, Jr., Charleston; Jonathan R. Mani, Charleston; John R. McGhee, Jr., Charleston; Lonnie C. Simmons, Charleston; James M. Brown, Beckley and Kathryn Reed Bayless, Princeton Officers of the Young Lawyers Executive Committee are Jason A. Wharton - Chairperson, Parkersburg; Jason C. Pizatella - Chairperson-Elect, Charleston and Jacqueline Lea Sikora - Vice Chairperson, Morgantown.

Newly elected members of The State Bar's Young Lawyers Executive Committee are Matthew E. Chandler, Williamson; Justin A. Marlowe, Madison; Catherine Curtis Eckley, Charleston; Richard M. Wallace, Charleston and J. Brandon Shumaker, Bluefield.

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