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Visiting Committee

As the WVU College of Business and Economics strives for unprecedented heights while staying true to its mission, ethics and Mountaineer heritage, we have engaged advisory committees at various levels.

The highly respected and successful individuals that serve on these boards, including alumni, donors and friends of the College, contribute by using their life experiences. The guidance they offer helps to create a better College of Business and Economics.

Gary LeDonne, Chair


Gary A. LeDonne - Retired Teaching Associate Professor, West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Mr. LeDonne is a retired Partner of Ernst & Young LLP, retiring in December 2014 as East Central Region Tax Managing Partner. Throughout his career with EY, Mr. LeDonne served many banking, insurance, and capital market clients. He has an extensive background in strategy development, succession planning and talent management. Mr. LeDonne received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fairmont State University and his Master Professional Accountancy degree from West Virginia University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association. Mr. LeDonne currently serves as Past Chair of the Fairmont State University Foundation Board and is a member of the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics Visiting Committee. Mr. LeDonne serves on the Board of Directors for MVB Financial (MVB), a publicly traded bank holding company. He is Chair of the MVB Compensation committee and a member of the audit, finance, loan review and ALCO committees. Mr. LeDonne has been designated as an Audit Committee financial expert by the Board of Directors of MVB. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of MVB Community Development Corporation. Mr. LeDonne serves on the Advisory Board of Graphite Company of America, a US Corporation with Graphite mining interests in Brazil.

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Armando Anido

Armando Anido has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Zynerba since October 2014. Mr. Anido has more than 40 years of executive, operational and commercial leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, particularly in leading CNS transdermal patch and gel products through the entire product life cycle. Prior to Zynerba, Mr. Anido served as CEO of two publicly traded companies. Most recently, he was the CEO of NuPathe (NASDAQ: PATH), which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in February 2014. At NuPathe, he led the company through FDA approval of its lead product, Zecuity®, the first transdermal patch for migraine, to pre-launch before successfully selling the company to Teva. He also served as President and CEO of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL), where under his leadership, sales grew from $42 million in 2005 to more than $260 million in 2011 and market capitalization increased from $200 million to more than $900 million. Prior to Auxilium, Mr. Anido served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at MedImmune and prior to that, in senior sales and marketing positions at GlaxoWellcome and Lederle Laboratories. At GlaxoWellcome, he was Vice President, Central Nervous System Marketing, responsible for the commercialization of the epilepsy, migraine and depression businesses in the U.S. He is currently also a member of the Board of Directors of Synexis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCYX) and Altamira Therapeutics, LTD (NASDAQ: CYTO), both publicly traded NASDAQ companies. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Adolor until it was sold to Cubist in December 2011. Mr. Anido earned a BS in Pharmacy and an MBA from West Virginia University.


Tina Bigalke

Tina Bigalke is PepsiCo’s Global Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, responsible for the continued advancement of the company’s aspirations to be Faster, Stronger, and Better, with a focus on increasing diverse representation across PepsiCo’s workforce and business partnerships, and investing in the communities where the company operates. As part of this focus, Tina leads the development of programs and partnerships that drive diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the business strategy, including PepsiCo’s commitment to racial equality and gender parity. With more than 30 years of human resources leadership experiences in both field and headquarter roles in various industries, Tina has led multiple organizations through large, complex business transformations, primarily in commercial-customer areas. She holds an MSILR and a BBA in International Studies/Spanish from West Virginia University and participates in the WVU Practicum series, in addition to serving as an alumni mentor. Tina currently splits her time between McKinney, TX, and Boone, NC.

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Phil Compton 

Phil Compton is the Chief Financial Officer of Locomation, an autonomous trucking company in Pittsburgh, PA. Phil has significant financial and operational experience in building the team, infrastructure and profitability of rapidly expanding companies. He has helped raise over $120M in venture capital financing, leading to the acquisition of 4 of his former companies. He was also the co-founder and CFO of Malcovery Security, a cyber security firm he helped launch in 2012 and sold in 2015.

A native of Clarksburg, WV, Phil began his career with the Big Four public accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from West Virginia University’s Chambers College of Business & Economics. Phil is also an ongoing guest lecturer / mentor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship and an advisor within the Pittsburgh startup community. 

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Kim Craig  of Morgantown, WV, graduated from WVU in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and holds numerous profession designations including being a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). He currently serves as President and CEO of FNB Wealth Management Group in Pittsburgh, Pa which maintains assets of approximately $11B and serves clients in six states. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of the 1889 Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, is a member of the Visiting Committee for the Chambers College of Business and Economics and serves as an instructor for the PA Bankers Association, Banking and Advanced Banking Schools.

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Gino Degregori

Gino Degregori, President & CEO of Bravo Consulting Group, LLC, has over 20 years of technical and management experience. Since 2007, Gino has led Bravo Consulting Group as a top Microsoft Solutions provider for their customers, with clients including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Federal, State, and Local Agencies, and commercial companies. Through his leadership at Bravo, he focuses on building strong, kind leaders that work with their customers through Bravo's transformational products and services. Bravo's goal is to help organizations simplify how they create, share, and secure their intelligent information. This is accomplished by leveraging Technologies and tapping into the power of Agile Digital Transformation, Intelligent Data and Content, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Compliance.

Gino holds a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems and M.S. in Software Engineering, both from WVU. He resides in Hamilton, VA with his wife and three sons, and enjoys spending time with family, mentoring entrepreneurs, and flying his plane.


Karen Evans

Karen S. Evans is the Managing Director for the Cyber Readiness Institute, which empowers small and medium-sized organizations with free resources to improve cybersecurity.  As a Senate confirmed, Presidentially Appointed executive, served as the first Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response at the U.S. Department of Energy. An executive who served in three Presidential Appointed positions in two administrations.  Possessing 30 years of executive-level management experience focused on cybersecurity, national security, technology innovation, service delivery and supply chain risk management.  Served as an independent director and outside manager for publicly traded companies and not-for-profits for over ten years. Established the US Cyber Challenge, a private sector non-profit that partnered with universities to train several hundred cyber experts. A federal government career beginning as a GS-2 supporting numerous agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Agriculture and Executive Office of the President at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Cybersecurity Center and advisory boards .

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Anthony Gregory

Anthony Gregory serves as Vice President at Cruise, a company building advanced self-driving vehicles to transform transportation and improve life in our cities.  In this role, Anthony is leading the launch and scaling of Cruise services worldwide delivered with a fleet of all-electric, autonomous cars.  Previously, he served as Vice President at Southwest Airlines, leading teams in Operations, Commercial Planning, and Finance.

Anthony earned a B.S. degree from Purdue University and an MBA and M.A. Economics degrees from West Virginia University.  He resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Megan, and their 3 young Mountaineers.

William R. Harker

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William R. Harker, age 46, is President and Co-Founder of Ashe Capital Management, LP, a hedge fund he helped establish in 2013. Before establishing Ashe in 2013, Bill worked at ESL Investments, Inc., a private investment firm, as General Counsel. From 2005 to 2012, he served as a member of the Office of the Chairman at Sears Holdings Corporation and in various other roles including as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to ESL and Sears, Bill was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He has previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Sears Canada, Inc. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., an Àshe portfolio company, and on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is also a member of the New York State Bar. Bill received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was a member of the Law Review and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from West Virginia University.  Bill was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia and currently resides in Old Tappan, New Jersey with his wife, Mala Ahuja Harker, and their two children. 

Alvin Hathaway

Alvin Hathaway is Finance and Operations Director & Controller for the Processors and Radar Sensors businesses at Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas, TX where he is responsible for financial planning & analysis, order fulfillment operations, accounting, and contracts for one of TI’s largest business units. Previously he was Vice President of Business Management Finance at JP Morgan Chase where he was the CFO of the Northwest USA region of Chase Consumer Bank, which includes over 400 branches spanning Washington, Oregon, Utah and Idaho.

Alvin is also a member of the Maryland State Bar. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration graduate degrees from West Virginia University where he served as Student Bar Association President and was a Mr. Mountaineer finalist; and his B.S. in Computer Engineering and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University, where he served as President of the WVU Chapter - National Society of Black Engineers and Member of the Student Advisory Council.

Arria Whiston Hines  hines

As an entrepreneur, successful businesswoman, advisor, and mentor, Arria Hines is a recognized leader in West Virginia and in all the places where Allegheny Science & Technology operates. Arria’s passion to mentor and give back to small businesses and the community show why and how she has become a powerful, collaborative leader in today’s complex and rapidly evolving business and civic climate.

Indeed, Arria’s most treasured asset is her ability to spark connections between individuals representing different organizations and interests with the purpose of creating partnerships and alliances and generating forward momentum to “get things done” – and always with the goal of ensuring everyone benefits. Born and raised in Weston, West Virginia, Arria began her entrepreneurial journey over 30 years ago, earning her undergraduate degree in accounting at West Virginia Wesleyan College and then her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from West Virginia University. Arria’s enthusiasm and genuine, ever-present pleasant attitude – one that radiates a sincere passion to help people – led to the found her first company in the basement of her home. In the years that followed, she navigated a successful career as a program manager for companies such as SAIC, PRC and Ranger Golf Corporation, where she provided oversight for projects and operations exceeding $120 million annual revenue. Finally, in 2009, she cofounded Allegheny Science & Technology (AST).


Michael Morris

Director of the Huntington National Private Bank for the West Virginia Region

Mike has worked in the financial services arena for 39 years, with the last 19 years in the Private Bank-Wealth Management segment. In his role as Director of the Private Bank in West Virginia Mike is responsible for overseeing the West Virginia Private Banking, Investment Management, Trust Administration, Retirement Plan Services, and Institutional Services. Mike serves on various boards and committees in the Morgantown market including the Mon Health System Board and several related committees, and he is the Chairperson for the Mon Health System Investment Committee. Mike also serves on the board of On Eagles Wings, Milan Puskar Health Right, the WVU College of Business & Economics Steering Committee, and the Investment Committee for the Your Community Foundation. 


Morris Morrison

Morris Morrison is obsessed with building Stronger, Kinder, Connected  human beings. As co-owner of StoryMaker Brands and Windmill Park Media, Morris is a world-class Entertainer, Writer and Entrepreneur who's journey began in New York City before a doctor’s words changed his life forever, after being orphaned a second time. 

Many world-leading organizations have partnered with Morris Morrison to build fearless, focused leaders that drive uncomfortable change and healthy disruption. Challenges and opportunities early in Morris’s life uncovered a unique brand of engagement that connects with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, with an unforgettable message that sounds like a Hollywood movie script. 

After receiving his education from Fairmont State University, and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, Morris Morrison's business journey included critical leadership roles in Human Resources and Sales & Marketing, prior to exploring his dedicated path of Entrepreneurship. Today, many global leaders have witnessed his message live on stage and in his latest books titled: Culture Crashers, The Storymaker and Disrupt Yourself. His message is powerful, his story is unforgettable, and his focus is clear: to bring families & teams closer, and make organizations more impactful, through personal ownership and service.

Morris is best known for celebrating his biggest accomplishments off stage - through his Faith, Family and Follow-Through in his community — with service to organizations including Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Fellowship of Christian Athletes , the YMCA and many others. Morris is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia University Alumni Association, while also serving on the board (visiting committee) for the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.

Kimberly R. Moyers

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Kimberly Moyers graduated Cum Laude from WVU earning her BSBA in Marketing.  She is VP & Director of Strategic Initiatives for First United Bank & Trust whereby she facilitates the alignment of marketing, communication and investor relations with the company’s strategic objectives and long-term goals.

Kimberly remains active in the community and supports many non-profits.  Currently, she is a board member and finance chair of Mon Health Medical Center, finance committee member of Mon Health System as well as board member and treasurer of the Monongalia County Development Authority.  She is also past chairman of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending Schools Advisory Board, past chairman the Morgantown Area Partnership, founding member of the American Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Council, and former board member of the United Way of Monongalia & Preston Counties.  Kimberly has also been the cover feature for the 20 Under 40 class by Banking Exchange, Young Guns Class by WV Executive Magazine as well as being named as a Generation Next/40 Under 40 Award Winners by the State Journal and recognized by WV Living as one of West Virginia’s Wonder Women. 

Kimberly and her husband, Anthony Moyers, reside in Bruceton Mills, WV with their twins, Addison and Colin.

Jack Rossi

Jack Rossi graduated from WVU with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. He serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development for Summit Community Bank. He is the immediate past Presiding Member (Managing Partner) of Arnett Carbis Toothman, P.L.L.C. (Arnett Foster Toothman PLLC). He served as Presiding Member for over 10 years. He has over 40 years of varied auditing, accounting and consulting experience as a CPA. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as a member of the West Virginia Board of Accountancy and is a Past President of the West Virginia Board of Accountancy. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia University Alumni Association. He was the 2013 recipient of the WVU Alumni “Most Loyal Mountaineer” award.

Stacy Shaw

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Stacy Shaw is an award-winning travel & hospitality executive with a career built across the luxury, premium and contemporary segments of hotel & cruise.  Her experience spans Sales, Marketing & Operations in start-ups, small boutique companies and global industry leading travel, vacation and lifestyle brands (Renaissance Cruises, The Biltmore Hotel, Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Group, Virgin Voyages, Starboard Luxury (LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton).  She is currently Vice President of Starboard Luxury in Miami, Florida.   


Stacy holds a BSBA in Finance and an MBA, both earned at WVU.  She is on the board of the Almost Heaven Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization created to support the educational endeavors of deserving high school seniors in West Virginia.  Stacy was featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the WVU College of Business & Economics magazine after being hand selected from a competitive search by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group to lead sales and business development for the entrepreneur’s newest business venture. 

Mark Toney 


Mark E. Toney is a founding member and Senior Managing Director of ToneyKorf Partners, LLC, a management and advisory services firm specializing in complex and volatile situations. Mark is nationally recognized as a leader for senior management of organizations, both publicly traded, privately-held, and not-for-profit that are underperforming, in transition or reorganizing. He is also known for his balanced, independent, and creative thinking in difficult situations. He has led client organizations in many roles including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to co-founding ToneyKorf Partners in 2012, Mark was the National Managing Partner of Grant Thornton’s Corporate Advisory & Restructuring Services, including the investment banking services. Previously, he was a Managing Director with AlixPartners, LLC as well as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. In addition, Mark was a Vice President at Exeter Holdings, an investment banking and private capital firm.

A native of St. Albans, WV, Mark attended West Virginia University and graduated (’85) with a BS in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds memberships in the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Association for Corporate Growth, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark is a frequent guest speaker on a variety of business, cultural and public policy topics. Mark currently resides in York, Maine and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Patricia Watson