Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Tina Rush - MPLX

President

(304) 634-4339


Tina Rush is the Local Government Affairs Representative for MPLX G&P (formerly known as MarkWest Energy) in the East Region (West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania). In this role, she works with local government officials, schools, non-profit organizations and community members in areas where MPLX operates.

Ms. Rush has been involved with the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce for the last nine years, serving on various committees, including being the founder of the Shortline Ramp Festival. For the last year and a half, she has served as the Chamber’s Vice President. In addition to the Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Rush is on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley and The Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board. She is active in her community and volunteers with several groups.

Ms. Rush is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
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Ashley Blake - WesBanco

Vice President

(304) 905-7469


Ashley Blake is the Banking Center Manager for WesBanco bank in Pine Grove, WV. In this role, she works with individuals and businesses located in Wetzel and Tyler counties assisting them with all their financial needs.

Ashley has served on the Wetzel Tyler Chamber of Commerce for the last eight years where she was most recently elected to be the Vice President. She serves on several of the Chamber's sub committees, including the Membership and Community Engagement Committee and the Events and Special Programs Committee.

Ashley spends most of her free time being an active member of her community and all the surrounding communities. She also volunteers with multiple groups and organizations. When not working, she can be found running around, playing, and having fun with her two children, Owen and Adalynn.

Ashley is a 2007 graduate of Valley High School and attended Fairmont State University where she studied Business Administration.
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Debbie Bennett - WVNCC

Secretary

(304) 510 8761


Manager Campus Operations, 2017 – current; employed by WVNCC 35 years

West Virginia Northern Community College
141 Main Street
New Martinsville WV 26155

B.S. Organizational Leadership, Mountain State University, 2010 Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2016-current; Secretary 2017-current New Martinsville Rotary Club, District 7545, 2016-current Northern Panhandle Workforce Investment Board, 2016-current ArtsLink Board 2010 – current Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Year, 2011
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April Pierce - Peoples Bank

Treasurer

(304) 455-4500


April Pierce has served as Treasurer for the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce since January 2020. April is the Branch Manager of Peoples Bank in New Martinsville, a role that she has excelled in for 6 years. During those years at Peoples Bank, she has dedicated 3 years as a Business Champion. One of April's passions is to help and grow small businesses, as well as having a positive impact on the people of Wetzel County. Visit April and her team at Peoples Bank in New Martinsville for any needs that you or your business have concerning deposit accounts, loans, insurance, investments, and more.
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Camissa McCurdy - Individual Member

Economic Growth Committee Chair

(678) 485-0089


Camissa McCurdy has been a Board Member and Chair of the Economic Growth Committee since 2018. She really appreciates the opportunities her Chamber position provides to make a positive difference for our local community.
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Vacant

Events & Special Programs Chair


Adam Pendleton - New Martinsville Dental

Membership & Community Engagement Chair

(304) 455-2030


Adam has a passion for developing and marketing small businesses throughout rural communities. After earning his MBA, he set his sights on applying this skillset to our local area. Adam joined the Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce to help create a more favorable business climate for community members.

As the Chair of the Membership and Community Engagement Committee, Adam leads monthly scouting trips to speak with local businesses about the benefits of Chamber membership. These visits provide valuable insight into how the Chamber can better serve its members. In his free time, Adam enjoys catching up on current events, taking long walks through the woods, and spending time with his lovely fiancée.
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Sharon Campbell - Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director

(304) 455-3825


Sharon served as a member of the U.S. Army where she served seven and a half years as an intelligence analyst and achieving the rank of staff sergeant. After being honorably discharged, she earned a master's degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus.

In 1994, Sharon moved to Wetzel County from where her husband Jeffery is a native. Together, they raised two sons, Hunter and younger brother Spencer. They are proud of the men their sons have become. Hunter serves the country as an active-duty Airforce staff sergeant married to his wife Mikaylah. Spencer helps save lives as an emergency room travel nurse.

After leaving the military, Sharon moved on to TeleTech Inc. in Moundsville where she acted as training manager for the entire site. In 2001, she was hired by West Virginia Northern Community College - New Martinsville campus where she was executive director until 2004. Her next post was as Head-of-School for Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling, prior to closing in 2008. Immediately after the Mount de Chantal closure, Sharon worked as a Title II claims representative for the Social Security Administration; a position from which she retired in 2013. Most recently, Sharon served as a full-time temporary employee of Catholic Charities disbursing emergency funds under the CARES Act to aid those impacted by COVID-19.

“It is an honor to serve as the executive director of the Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce. My career has prepared me as a leader as well as a team member. No one alone can effect lasting change; it is a collaborative and ongoing effort. In that regard, I look forward to working with all of our existing members, while seeking to increase our membership and assisting in the facilitation of real and lasting economic growth to our community. This has been a wonderful place to raise our sons and I’m looking forward to helping strengthen the community so that others may do the same.”

Brian Rogers - Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce

Business Manager

(304) 455-3825


Brian Rogers was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico while his parents (New Martinsville natives) were stationed at Kirkland Airforce Base. The family returned home to Wetzel County less than a year after his birth. He attended Magnolia High School and later went to Fairmont State College, graduating with degrees in Business Management and Economic.

After travelling around the country promoting Hasbro game products, Brian returned to New Martinsville where he became the General Manager of RadioShack in New Martinsville and assisted in opening Verizon store in Bridgeport at the Meadowbrook mall, Moundsville, Wheeling and Clarksburg. He became the head of RadioShack operation for JT3 Corp, a dealer who owned store across in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Upon leaving JT3 Corp, Brian opened his own business, As You Wish, LLC. As You Wish combined his wife’s balloon décor business, Pop Art Parties with two retail locations; The Supply Closet and The Arcane Games Store.

Brian had been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce for 10 years before stepping down to work for the Chamber in 2019. It goes without saying that he loves to share his passion for our local community with everyone he meets. He continues to run the Arcane Games Store evenings and weekends, but now most of his time is allocated to promoting the Chamber and carrying out day to day operations.

Board Members

Board of Directors

Dr. Andrea Lockhart - New Martisnville Dental


(304) 455-2030
info@newmartinsvilledental.com


Dr. Lockhart grew up right here in New Martinsville - after graduating from the WVU School of Dentistry, she returned home to serve her community. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her volunteering at health fairs for the local schools and plants. Her interests outside of dentistry include spending time outdoors, watching cheesy horror movies, and playing with her German shepherd mix. Dr. Lockhart is honored to join the Board of Directors for the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce, and she looks forward to serving the local business community with the same diligence shown to her loving patients!


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Bobbin Pardine - Union Bank


(304)588-5893
BPardine@HometownBanc.Com


Bobbin Pardine is the Branch Manager/Loan Officer for Union Bank in New Martinsville, WV. She has been in the banking industry for 35 years working with various financial institutions in West Virginia and Ohio. She received her bachelor degree from WVU, and is a Tyler County native.

She is an active member of her community serving on Friendly City Council and Friendly Lions Club. She is also a member of New Martinsville Blueprint Community which supports community leaders who are looking to make a lasting impact on the economic wellbeing and quality of life for their fellow residents.

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Don Riggenbach

Don Riggenbach - Riggenbach Tile & Carpet


(304) 455-1221
donrigg3@gmail.com


Don Riggenbach is the second generation owner of Riggenbach’s Tile and Carpet. After graduating From Magnolia in 1968, Don went to WVU where he met Jackie King, his wife, and earned a degree in geology. The couple then moved to Norfolk VA where he attended Old Dominion and earned a masters in oceanography. They returned home in 1978 when Don started working in the family business with his father, Paul Riggenbach

In addition to running a successful business, Don served the community for many years including 17 years as the President of the Greater New Martinsville Development Corp. which later became the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce under his leadership.

Matthew Riggenbach, Don and Jackie’s son, is the third generation of Riggenbach’s carrying on the tradition of selling and installing quality flooring options, paint and other home improvements supplies for businesses and homes around our community.


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Jane Ann Gamble - Wetzel Tyler Chamber of Commerce


(304) 455-4600
JGamble@WetzelValley.com


Jane Ann Gamble is a Broker/Appraiser at Wetzel Valley Agencies, Inc. She has been working in the real estate industry since 1993. She is a life long resident of New Martinsville and has a deep love for this little community. She has three amazing children – Marah (Jason) Utt, Chelsea (Johnny) Greathouse and Jake Gamble. Additionally, she has been blessed me with 5 awesome grandbabies – Johnny, Dillon, Jagger, Ellie and Jenna. When not working, of volunteering, she spends her time with family!


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Julia Matheny - Bayer Heritage FCU


(304) 455-4029 x 1811
juliamatheny@bayerhfcu.com


Julia Matheny is a lifelong resident of Wetzel County and graduated from Magnolia High School. She started working at Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union is 2003 as a part-time teller and worked her way up to Branch Manager of the New Martinsville location.

She is currently serving her third term as a member of the Board of Director of the Wetzl-Tyler Chamber of Commerce. She is active in many of the Chamber's events and takes part in the Membership & Community Engagement Committee.

Julia currently lives in Paden City. Her two children, Sadie and Cannon, and the rest of her family are the most important part in her life.


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Larry Tackett - Individual Member


lptackett@gmail.com


Larry Tackett has returned to the Chamber Board as an individual member after a four year hiatus. His previous term ran from 2007 through 2017 during which time he also served as the dean of the New Martinsville campus of WVNCC. Previously, he has served as Vice President of the Chamber and he currently serves on the Economic Growth Committee.


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Sarah Arend - WVU Medicine


(304) 455-8000
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Zach Pittman - Shoe Sensation


(304) 455-3535
ss937@shoesensation.com



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