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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.

Stuart Robbins, Chairman

Stuart Robbins graduated from WVU in 1965 and is the former managing director of Global Equities for Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, one of Wall Street's leading investment banking firms. After retiring, Robbins was chair of the board of directors of Soundview Technology Group and is currently the chair of the board of directors of Open Exchange Inc. He has also been a vital part the board of Archipelago and the board of LaBranche & Co. Robbins is a former Institutional Investor All Star investment research analyst, a former chair of the WVU Foundation, a member of the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni and a member of the Vandalia Society. 

Tina Bigalke

Tina Bigalke is an 18-year veteran of PepsiCo with a broad range of leadership experiences in field and HQ functions. She is currently Senior Vice President Human Resources Frito-Lay in Plano, TX, where she shapes HR strategy for 30,000 employees in Frito’s commercial functions – Customer Sales, Marketing and Transformation. Before joining PepsiCo, Tina worked in a variety of HR positions with PPG Industries and MagneTek. Tina 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. When she’s not working, Tina enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time at her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her 2 daughters Emma (18) and Ava (17), and her chocolate Labrador Lanie.

Bobby Blakley

Bobby Blakley serves as Regional President for the West Virginia Region of BB&T.  He manages the WV franchise and is responsible for BB&T’s banking operations in 26 counties and 73 offices.  Bobby is a twenty six year banking veteran that has been employed by BB&T since 1988.  He has served as a Financial Center Manager in Greensboro, N.C., a Business Services Officer in Sanford and Greensboro, N.C., a Corporate Banker in Greensboro, N.C. and an Area Executive for the Atlanta Region.  He was named Regional President of South Atlanta in January of 2006, Regional President of North Atlanta in March of 2008, and Regional President of WV in December of 2011. The North Carolina native earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bobby currently serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Bankers Association, the West Virginia Chamber, the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences, and he is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston and the West Virginia Roundtable. He and his wife Marsha live in Charleston and have two sons, Cameron (15) and Connor (12).

J. Michael Bodnar 

J. Michael Bodnar earned a Civil Engineering degree from WVU and MBA in 1970. Upon graduation, he spent 5 years as CFO and CAO of Shoney’s, Inc. He became an early franchisee of Wendy’s International with operations in Alabama and Georgia. In addition, he founded a software company that became the Back Office Software provided for the Wendy's System. He was recognized as one of the most influential innovators in the Wendy’s system and won numerous awards for his operations. Currently, Mike is actively involved as real estate investor and equity capitalist in start-up restaurants as well as the more established restaurant brands Jim & Nick’s BBQ. For the past several years his focus has been on developing and growing restaurants in the fast casual segment, which include Taziki’s Mediterranean Grill, Baha Burgers, Tellini's Italian Cafe and Martins BBQ Joint. He has been inducted into the WV Business Hall of Fame and the Roll of Distinguished Alumni.

Brian Cheripko 

Phil Compton 

Phil Compton is the Chief Financial Officer of SingleSource Property Solutions in Pittsburgh, PA.  He has significant financial and operational experience in building the team, infrastructure and profitability of rapidly expanding companies, having helped raise over $110M in venture capital financing and leading to acquisitions of 4 of his former companies.  He has also served as the CFO and CoFounder of Malcovery Security, a cyber security firm acquired in 2015, as well as the CFO for Netronome, CoManage and WiseWire.  Phil began his career with the Big Four accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and later joined Black Box Corporation (BBOX on NASDAQ) as its first Controller.  During his 5 year tenure at Black Box, he was heavily involved in planning a leveraged buyout (LBO), an Initial Public Offering (IPO), a successful reorganization under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and various SEC filings.

Phil is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from WVU’s College of Business & Economics. He is an ongoing guest lecturer and a mentor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship and fulfills the role of advisor and mentor to a number of Pittsburgh startups and entrepreneurs.   

Kim Craig 

Kim Craig, of Clarksburg, W.Va., earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus in accounting and finance. He currently serves as the president and CEO of F.N.B. Wealth Management Group. Prior to this, he was employed at Promistar Financial Corp., Johnstown Bank and Trust Com., First National Bank of Morgantown, Blueville Bank of Grafton and Fidelity Union. Craig earned many post-graduate certificates including CTFA from the Institute of Certified Bankers, certification from National Trust School at Northwestern University, and Trust Functions and Services from Pierce Junior College.

John Gianola

A retired partner of Ernst & Young, John Gianola served as the managing partner of EY’s Charleston, West Virginia office from 2001 to 2013. During his 40-year career, Gianola had supervisory responsibility for engagements involving accounting and auditing for a variety of industries including distribution, banking, energy, mining and manufacturing, technology and governmental agencies. Gianola clients were both publicly and privately owned, ranging in size from small entities to multinational Fortune 500 companies. He was also responsible for recruiting, developing and mentoring professional staff at EY, many of whom advanced to leadership positions within and outside EY. Gianola is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Visiting Committee of WVU’s he Chambers College of Business and Economics. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Summit Financial, Summit Community Bank, The Health Plan, the West Virginia Housing Development Fund, the West Virginia University Foundation and Evidence Action. Gianola's wife Lynne, also a graduate of WVU, is a practicing CPA. He graduated from the business college in 1975 with a degree in accounting.

William R. Harker

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. 

Arria Whiston Hines 

Bryan Katchur

Bryan Katchur, native of Morgantown, graduated from WVU in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Afterward, he began his career at SBR Inc., Parkersburg based company that owned and operated many 7-Eleven convenience stores in four states. He became vice president of SBR in 1987 and took over as president in 1992. He retired in 2005, but occasionally works as a consultant. Katchur is an active member of the President's Club of the American Management Association, Young Presidents' Organization, and other professional organizations.

William Kennedy

New Jersey native William F. "Bill" Kennedy received a bachelor's degree in finance from West Virginia University in 1964 and began his career in 1965 as a financial advisor with Eastman Dillon, Union Securities in Baltimore, Md. He joined Kidder, Peabody & Co. in 1980, which merged with Paine Webber in 1995. Before retiring in 2002, he managed a division of 115 branch offices with 2,400 financial advisors and more than $1 billion in revenues. When he retired, Paine Webber renamed its management training program the "William F. Kennedy Leadership and Development Program."

Gary LeDonne

Gary LeDonne is an Executive in Residence at the West Virginia University (WVU) College of Business and Economics. Gary teaches Income Tax Accounting and counsels students on career development.  Gary also serves as Program Coordinator for the WVU Master of Accountancy Program. Prior to joining WVU, Gary served as a Regional Tax Managing partner with Ernst & Young (EY).  He retired from EY December 2014.  During his three decades of experience in public accounting he worked with hundreds of companies including the world’s largest global companies and many privately owned businesses. Since September 2016 Gary has served on the Board of Directors for MVB Financial, a regional bank holding company serving the mid-Atlantic region. Gary chairs the MVB Financial Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit, Finance and ALCO committees. Gary is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for MVB Community Development Corporation (“CDC”). CDC is a corporation formed to engage in activities to promote public welfare and to support the communities served by MVB Bank.

Anthony Mauro

Anthony Mauro is the president of Mylan North America, overseeing all business operations in that region. Throughout his 17 year tenure at Mylan, one of the world’s leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, Mauro has held roles of increasing responsibility, including president of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., the company’s flagship generics division in the U.S. Previously, Mauro served as chief operating officer for Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC in Canada, vice president of North America Strategic Development and vice president of North America Sales.

Michael Morris

Mike serves as the Director & SVP of the Huntington Private Bank for the West Virginia Region, and has 35 years of experience in the Financial Services industry.  Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors (including past Chairman), and on committees associated with Milan Puskar Health Right.  Mike also serves on The Strategy Committee for Mon Health System, and  has  served as a past-Chairman of the board for the WVU-Fellowship Christian Athletes.  Mike remains involved with WV-FCA on a committee level.  Mike has also served in various board roles in prior years with  Chamber of Commerce organizations in Fairmont, Clarksburg, and Morgantown markets.  Mike is a graduate (1982), of WVU’s College of Business & Economics.

Kimberly R. Moyers

Kimberly Moyers graduated Cum Laude from WVU and is the Market President for First United Bank & Trust’s north central West Virginia market area. Kimberly is the chairman of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending Schools Advisory Board as well as serving on the American Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Council. She is a board member and chairman of the Morgantown Area Partnership, and board member and treasurer of the Monongalia County Development Authority. Kimberly also serves as a board member for United Way of Monongalia & Preston Counties and the Special Olympics West Virginia Polar Plunge Committee.

Kimberly was the 2018 cover feature for the inaugural 20 Under 40 class by Banking Exchange, cover feature for the Young Guns Class of 2017 by WV Executive Magazine as well as being named as one of the 2017 Generation Next/40 Under 40 Award Winners by the State Journal. In 2015, she was named by WV Focus Magazine as one of West Virginia’s Wonder Women. Kimberly was a member of the Leadership West Virginia Class of 2013 and Leadership Monongalia Class of 2009 and previously served as chairman of Generation Morgantown.

Kimberly and her husband, Anthony Moyers, reside in Bruceton Mills, WV with their 8 year old twins, Addison and Colin.

L. Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips earned an MBA at WVU and holds a CPA, CLU, ChFC and CASL. He is the managing director for the MetLife agency, Gateway Capitol Financial. Under his direction, the agency has grown into four offices in the Metro D.C. area. Phillips has been honored with numerous awards including MetLife Management Hall Fame, five GAMA Career Development Awards, three Bronze National Management GAMA Awards and a Silver National GAMA Award. Phillips is the former president of the WVU Baltimore Alumni Association.

Penelope "Penni" F. Roll

Penni Facemire Roll graduated magna cum laude from WVU in 1988, earning her BSBA in Accounting. She is a Partner at Ares Management Corporation and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Ares Credit Group and Ares Capital Corporation. Roll began her career in public accounting at KPMG LLP and is a native of Summersville, WV. While at WVU, Roll was a Chi Omega, a member of Mountain and Miss Mountaineer. Roll serves on the board of the WVU Foundation, has been inducted into the College of Business and Economics’ Roll of Distinguished Alumni and is a member of the Founders Club of the Student Managed Investment Fund. 

Philip E. Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal graduated from WVU in 1964 with a business management degree. He joined Nationwide Credit corporation as a collector in 1969, purchasing the organization one year later in 1970. He currently serves as the President. He has been a member of the VCA Board of Directors since 1972, serving in all offices of the Association. He has held the position of Legislative Chairman for more than 30 years. Mr. Rosenthal has served for many years on the Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an organization comprised of 600,000 small U.S. businesses. While at WVU, he was a member of the Phi Sigma Delta fraternity.

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.

John Scerbo

John Scerbo is the founder of the Sensory Network, which enables the pursuit of partnership and exploration of unique ideas with high-achieving individuals and institutions. He also serves in Emeritus capacity at Catterton Partners. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Catterton Partners. Mr. Scerbo joined the firm in 2000 and was the Chief Compliance Officer at the firm. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Vice President and Controller at WeMedia, Inc. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Scerbo was the Corporate Controller of Alarmguard Holdings, Inc. and provided acquisition services to ADT Security Services, Inc upon its purchase of Alarmguard in 1999. From 1991 to 1996, he held various corporate and operating positions in finance at Welbilt Corporation and Grolier Publishing, Inc. Mr. Scerbo spent a decade in various roles at small and midsized privately held and publicly traded companies, primarily in the consumer industry, with a strong focus on investor relations, administration, acquisitions and related integration, technology, and all areas of finance, accounting, and tax. Mr. Scerbo has extensive experience in private equity, corporate finance, and operations. He began his career in public accounting. Mr. Scerbo served on the Board of the New York chapter of the Private Equity C.F.O. Association. He received a B.B.A in Accounting from Pace University.

Michael J. Stolarczyk

Michael joined VeriStor in May 2016, from Microsoft, where he was Director of Global Logistics Asia, domiciled in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to Veristor, Michael had various C level roles with companies like Southern Towing Corporation, Kontane Logistics, A. P. Moller Maersk Group, and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. In 2002, Michael’s efforts led to the Maersk’s quantum growth in Central Europe, and he was named to Fast Company magazine’s debut list of “Fast 50: Global Innovators Whose Achievements Helped Change Their Company or Society.” Michael published his first book, “Logical Logistics – A Common Sense Primer for your Supply Chain” in January 2011. He is an Executive Board Member of the Make-A-Wish South Carolina Foundation, plus is a founding Board Member of the Almost Heaven Scholarship Fund in Charleston, WV. He earned a BSBA in Organizational Design and Development from West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics and attended the Executive Graduate Education Program at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Douglas Van Scoy

Douglas R. Van Scoy received his bachelor’s degree in business in 1966 and his MS degree in 1968, both from WVU. He is a retired business executive who spent much of his career on Wall Street. After 30 years of service, he retired in 2001 as senior executive vice president of Smith Barney in New York. He is presently founder and partner of Pit Partners, a hospitality business in South Carolina, where he and his partners own and operate several restaurants. He is also a partner in multiple restaurants located in Morgantown and serves on the Board of Taziki’s. Doug has served as a trustee and chairman of the Galloway School in Atlanta and a trustee of the University of Richmond, and is currently on the board of directors of Sterling Asset Management. Additionally, Doug has served as a board member and chairman of the West Virginia University Alumni Association, and currently serves on the West Virginia University Foundation Board. He has been inducted into the WV Business Hall of Fame and the Roll of Distinguished Alumni.

Mark Toney 

Mark E. Toney is a founding member and Senior Managing Director of ToneyKorf Partners, LLC, a boutique 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.

Robert (Bob) Welty

Bob Welty forged a career in banking that spans more than 30 years following his graduation from the University of Charleston. He spent significant time with One Valley Bank and became senior vice president of BB&T when it bought One Valley. He counts his role as market president for Fifth Third Bank in Charleston, W.Va., as his most fulfilling professional achievement to date. Welty is active in his community and is passionate about mentoring and developing businesses in his home state, which is what drives him to give back to West Virginia. His involvement in organizations around the state crosses a variety of industries and needs. Welty currently serves on the board of directors for St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation, and as vice chairman of the board for the West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust and Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC). His dedication to B&E has included working with fellow board member and private equity expert John Scerbo, who created “Up All Night,” an event through which students were taught the practical aspects of acquiring a company. 

Raymond White

Ray White is a Managing Director of Solenture based in Pittsburgh focused on managing relationships with key clients.  Prior to Solenture, Ray was the CEO of the Watson Institute in Sewickley, PA, the Parent organization of the Margaret H. W. Watson Foundation.  Before joining the Watson Institute Ray was a Principal and Senior VP for 27 years for Johnson & Higgins, at the time the world’s largest private insurance Broker/Consultant.  During his tenure with Johnson & Higgins Ray served on their national sales and marketing committee, and worked in their offices in New York, Pittsburgh and Washington DC.  Ray is a graduate of West Virginia University with a major in Finance.  Ray expanded his education with a graduate certificate with highest distinction from the College of Insurance in New York City and completed the Marketing Management Program in the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.  Ray has served as President of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, the West Virginia University Alumni Association - Pittsburgh Chapter, and is a past Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, where he remains on the board and serves as an adjunct faculty member.

David Woodrum

David L. Woodrum, a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, has a broad spectrum of health care administration, ambulatory care, turnaround management and revitalization experience. He was President of The Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, WV and of hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Texas. He has been a health systems administrator and has extensive experience in planning, management, marketing of hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding ambulatory projects such as cardiac catheterization laboratories, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency centers plus imaging and oncology centers. He has extensive operating and consulting experience in numerous foreign countries. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Hospital Association. He was a founding partner in Woodrum/Ambulatory Systems Development, LLC, a national ambulatory surgery and ambulatory care company. Currently, he is President of Woodrum, Inc., a national acute and ambulatory care management and consulting company. He holds a Masters of Business Administration with a major in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, DC and currently is a member of GWU’s part time faculty. He is a re-certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Woodrum is a diplomate and certified in health care administration and is a certified health care consultant. Currently, he is the Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Healthcare Consultants Forum. He has served as Corporate Secretary of the National Resident Matching Program and has served as chairman officer of health care organizations. He has also been inducted into the Roll of Distinguished Alumni of the WVU College of Business and Economics and is a past national President of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.