MORGANTOWN -– Jackson Kelly attorney Parween Mascari recently was appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin III to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority for a term ending June 30, 2011.
The WVEDA's nine-member board is comprised of the governor, tax commissioner and seven at-large members appointed by the governor.
WVEDA provides loans, direct financing and operating leases to industrial development agencies and enterprises to promote and retain business. The agency is responsible for developing and advancing the state's economic welfare.
Mascari is a commercial litigator in Jackson Kelly's Morgantown office. She practices in all areas of commercial litigation and construction law. Mascari is a member of the West Virginia Bar and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mascari also helped found, currently serves on the advisory board and is chair of the diversity committee for Generation Morgantown. In addition she raises funds for Mylan Park, is on the board of the I-79 Development Council and is an active volunteer with the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce and Mainstreet Morgantown.
She also serves as an adjunct lecturer on business law, ethics and diversity for WVU's executive MBA program. Mascari also volunteers with the U.S. Department of State's Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan.
Jackson Kelly represents leading global corporations, national companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in areas of law such as environmental, business, labor and employment, federal and state workers' compensation, civil litigation and occupational safety and health. The firm has offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and West Virginia.