Meet Our Staff and Board
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
- Roscoe Beall – Canaan Valley
- Dan Dilly – Rubenstein Center
- Joel Goughnour – County Commission
- JR Helmick – Tucker County High School
- Bruce Kolsun – Parsons
- Patrick Darlington – County Commissioner
- Ben Nelson – MUD Ceramics
- Marti Neustadt – Woodlands Community Lenders
- Solena Roberts – Mayor of Hendricks
- Wayne Smith – Grant County Bank
- Al Tompson – Davis
- Brandon Wilfong – Parsons
- Elizabeth Gutierrez – Davis
Anne Jones, Executive Director
Anne Jones is Executive Director for the Tucker County Development Authority. She is an acknowledged expert in employment and career solutions with over 20 years of experience in the corporate and non-profit and sectors. She is the founder of Piton Inc, a non-profit organization that supports military to civilian career transition. As a Vice President for Emerging Markets at Citigroup she rebuilt a prestigious management-training program in New York and led the creation of an internship program for Asia. Anne also served as Assistant Dean and Director of Georgetown’s MBA Career Management, where she increased the number of MBA students with accepted offers to move the school’s ranking up to #19 from #36. Following the banking crash in 2008, Anne led Georgetown’s Alumni Relations for its business school in order to focus on the needs of its finance alumni.
In 2010 Anne Jones was named Executive Director of the Tucker County Development Authority. The Authority works to promote economic development while embracing the heritage of the community. In the years since joining the Development Authority she has championed projects that leverage the talent and resources of multiple stakeholders to improve the business environment and profile of Tucker County. In the past two years, Tucker County has been ranked in the top 10% for business growth in the state. In 2015 Anne was recognized by WV Focus Magazine at one of its Wonder Women of West Virginia. She is a member of the West Virginia Small Business Advisory Board, The Hardwood Alliance Zone and the Corridor H Authority.
Anne holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University, an M.A. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.B.A. from Cranfield School of Management, UK.
Katie Teems, AFHA AmeriCorps Member
Katie Teems was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia where she got her first job as a ghost tour guide leading folks around the historic square by lantern-light. She earned her B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish from Georgia State University where she held a position as an academic writing tutor to both undergraduate and graduate students. She also volunteered as an English Composition tutor to high school students at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, which is a preparatory school in downtown Atlanta for children from low-income families. She loves listening to people who have interesting stories, hiking, cooking, writing, reading, stargazing. and painting ("writing") iconography, and she feels that life is best-lived with the eyes of a child. Katie developed a love of community and has a passion for serving others with her talents, which led her to apply to AmeriCorps and seek a position in community development.