The College of Business and Economics MBA Advisory Board has two new members.
The board serves in a consultative capacity to the dean of the College to provide guidance and counsel for the continuing development of the College's MBA programs.
The new members are Daniel Kimble and David Thomas. "We are excited to expand the MBA Advisory Board with two talented individuals," said Elizabeth Vitullo, director of masters' programs. "Dan and David will be able to help us move our program forward by providing their valuable insight and experience."
Kimble is president and CEO for the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce. Kimble holds Executive MBA and law degrees from WVU. He earned a bachelor's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master's of divinity and doctor of ministry from the United Theological Seminary.
Since 2007, Kimble served as chief counsel and chief of staff to the West Virginia speaker of the House, where he was responsible for the daily management of the House of Delegates staff and for providing legal counsel to House leadership and committees. He has also served as the chief counsel and director of the Public Division of the West Virginia Secretary of State's office.
Thomas is a partner at the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl. He is in the Corporate Department and focuses on banking law, bankruptcy, commercial transactions and commercial litigation.
Thomas is active within his firm on the professional development committee, which includes serving as chair of the coaching and planning subcommittee and on the associate evaluation committee.
He was listed in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America Chambers USA, among other honors.
Thomas is on the board of directors of Clear Mountain Bank and is involved in several bar and trade associations.
He is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he earned his B.S. in accounting in 1993 and his law degree in 1996.