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 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Anthony Gregory serves as Vice President of Ground Operations at Southwest Airlines, leading a team of over 21,000 in pursuit of operational excellence and world-class customer hospitality. In this role, he leads the airline’s operations at all of its domestic and international airports. Southwest serves more than 130 million customers annually, carrying more Customers within the U.S. than any other airline, and has named as one of the World’s Most Admired companies by Fortune magazine. Anthony earned a B.S. degree from Purdue University and an MBA and M.A. in Economics from West Virginia University. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife, Megan, and 3 young Mountaineers.
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, 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.
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.
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.
As CEO of StoryMaker Brands and co-owner of Windmill Park Media, Morris Morrison is a world-class Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur whose story began in the bright lights of New York City before being adopted, raised and orphaned again in Fairmont, West Virginia. Today, Morris Morrison’s clients include global leaders such as Microsoft, McDonalds, The NBA and many others. His company equips leaders throughout the world to become Stronger, Smarter, Kinder human beings - while successfully leading organizations. Morris is the author of OVERNIGHT SUCCESS: An Inspiring Story About Culture, Results & The American Dream, and the upcoming book titled DISRUPT YOURSELF: Thinking, Growing & Living On Purpose.
Morris Morrison is a graduate of Fairmont State University and WVU’s MSIR program. He previously served on the WVU Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board, he is the former Chairman of the Board for the YMCA in Lake Norman, NC. Morris currently serves on the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors. Morris and his wife Lisa, a Parkersburg native, currently reside in Daniel Island, SC with their 7 year-old daughter Dori and their golden doodle named Harley.
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 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.
Nesha Sanghavi is the owner and president of women’s collegiate clothing brands UG Apparel and chicka-d, which hold licensing contracts for 250 universities and can be found in more than 500 retailers across the U.S. She is a 2008 West Virginia University graduate of the College of Business and Economics, Magna Cum Laude and was named West Virginia’s 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2019, she was inducted into the Chambers College Roll of Distinguished Alumni as the youngest inductee in the roll’s history at WVU.
Born and raised in Charleston, WV, Nesha founded UG Apparel shortly after graduating from WVU with a degree in finance and economics. She was inspired to create her company during her many trips across the country as a WVU varsity cheerleader, where she noticed a lack of feminine appeal in WVU logoed clothing, and saw an opportunity to introduce fashion to the collegiate apparel market.
After graduating, Nesha worked as a financial analyst in Pittsburgh, while also building UG Apparel. Before long, she pursued her true passion to be an entrepreneur in collegiate fashion and left her finance job to attend top design school Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, and went on to receive an AAS degree in Fashion Marketing.
In 2009, Nesha received her first university licensing contract and since then has become a force in the women’s sports licensed apparel industry, growing her brand to include 250 university licensing contracts. In 2019, UG Apparel acquired women’s apparel company, chicka-d. UG Apparel and chicka-d have offices in West Virginia, Chicago and Texas.
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.
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.