CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, at its Annual Meeting held recently at the West Virginia Business Summit, elected officers and new board members for 2012–2013.
* Chairman J. Thomas Jones, West Virginia United Health System
* Vice Chairman, Richard Adams, United National Bank
* Secretary, John Canfield, State Farm Insurance
* Treasurer, J. Randolph Cheetham, CSX
Newly elected board members include Dean Cordle, AC&S; Robin Hildebrand, Blue Smoke Salsa; Nancy Kissinger, Chase; Jeff McIntyre, West Virginia American Water; Andrew Paterno, Huntington Bank; Sarah Smith, Alpha Natural Resources; Juliet Terry, Cliffs Natural Resources; and Austin Wallace, West Virginia Mutual Insurance.
The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the state's largest business organization with members in all 55 counties, who employ over one-half of the state's workforce. The West Virginia Chamber is recognized as the state's voice for free-enterprise competition and efficient government.
For the past three years, the organization has been acknowledged nationally as the best state chamber in the country for membership growth, retention and loyalty.
For more information, visit www.wvchamber.com.