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.
Penelope "Penni" F. Roll, Chair
Penni Facemire Roll graduated magna cum laude from WVU in 1988, earning a 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, a 4-H member and Miss
Mountaineer. Roll serves on the board of the WVU Foundation, has been inducted
into the Chambers College of Business and Economics’ Roll of Distinguished Alumni
and is a member of the Founders Club of the Student Managed Investment Fund.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 .
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
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 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
Gary A. LeDonne - Currently, Executive in Residence, at the 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.
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 MorrisonMorris 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Stolarczyk has an executive leadership role with Yusen Logistics after
stints with CakeBoxx Technologies, Veristor Systems, Inc., and Microsoft,
where he was Director of Global Logistics Asia, domiciled in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Prior to Yusen Logistics, Michael had various C level roles with companies like Ports America, Southern Towing Corporation, Kontane Logistics, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Ceske Pristavy (Czech Ports), and he spent 17 years with the A. P. Moller Maersk Group.
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. In 2013, he was named Port Executive of the Year by Global Supply Chain Management Leaders. He was just named a 2022 Top50 Global Influencer in Supply Chain and Logistics by Think360.
He earned a BSBA in Organizational Design and Development from West Virginia University’s John Chambers School of Business and Economics and attended the Executive Graduate Education Program at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Michael is a founding member, and currently sits on the board of the Almost Heaven Scholarship Fund and is also a 17-year Visiting Committee member of West Virginia University's John Chambers School of Business and Economics.
Michael was formerly on the South Carolina Make a Wish Board and served four years on the Board of Governors of West Liberty University.
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.
Amy Cappellanti-Wolf is an accomplished senior human resources professional, executive coach, public speaker, with leadership experience from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Her expertise focuses on developing high performance teams and guiding organizations through complex and challenging business transformations, including pre-IPO, rapid growth, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and consolidations. Her management roles span high-tech (Symantec, Silver Spring Networks, Cisco, Sun Microsystems), entertainment (The Walt Disney Company), and consumer goods (Frito-Lay). Amy’s specialty areas include Business Transformation and Change Management, Organizational Design and Process Management, Business Partnership, and Total Rewards.
Amy holds an M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations, both from WVU. She provides ongoing support of children and foster children as a Board member of the non-profit Pivotal and serves as an advisor to several private companies. Recently named one of the top 50 most influential women tech leaders by the National Diversity Council, Amy has been a Forbes Human Resources Council Official Member since September 2018. She sits on the Board of Directors for Softchoice and Betterworks in addition to serving on Betterworks HR Advisory Council. In October 2019, Amy was named to the Roll of Distinguished Alumni at WVU’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics.