Associate & Lifetime Members

The West Virginia Press Association has two membership categories in addition to the general memberships of WV’s daily and weekly newspapers.

  • Lifetime Memberships are bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions with their service to the newspaper industry in West Virginia.
  • Associate Memberships are made available to individuals, companies or organizations that don’t work directly for a newspaper, but depend on the newspaper industry for advertising and communications.

Lifetime Members

  • Delbert Benson, Kingwood
  • Linda Benson, Kingwood
  • James S. Buzzerd,* Berkeley Springs
  • Edward Chadwick,* Huntington
  • Meade Dorsey,* Shepherdstown
  • Bob Earle,* Weston
  • Phil Fourney,* Ravenswood
  • Harry Hamm,* Wheeling
  • Cecil B. Highland,* Jr., Clarksburg
  • G. Ogden Nutting, Wheeling
  • Roy Owens,* Sistersville
  • Richard Ralston,* Buckhannon
  • Jane Price Sharp,* Marlinton
  • Guy Stewart, Morgantown
  • Ralph Turner, Huntington
  • George* and Mariwyn Smith,* Parsons
  • James Hoffman*, Elkins
  • W.F. Childress, Charleston
  • Gloria Flowers, Charleston
  • George Wallace, Wellsburg

 * Deceased

Associate Members

Our Associate Member Program has been redesigned, reactivated and energized with new member benefits and access to the WVPA Corporate Partner components. For more information, click here for an introduction, list of benefits and application.

Anne Blankenship, Executive Director
PO Box 3231
Charleston, WV 25332
Anne Blankenship
(304) 343-1609
300 Summers St., Suite 400
Charleston, WV 25301
Gaylene Miller, State Director
(304) 340-4602
Asher AgencyAsher Agency
117 Summers Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: Steve Morrison, Vice President
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Appalachian Power Logo
Appalachian Power
P.O. Box  1986
Charleston, WV 25327-1986
Contact: Jeri Matheney, Communications Director
Additional Contacts:
Phil Moye, Corporate Communications Manager, 304-348-4188, [email protected]
Carmen Prati-Miller, External Affairs Manager, 304-348-3109, [email protected]
Reed College of MediaWVU Reed College of Media
P.O. Box  6010
Morgantown, WV 26506
Contact: Maryanne Reed, Dean
West Virginia Public BroadcastingWest Virginia Public Broadcasting
600 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: Scott Finn, CEO and Executive Director
Charles Ryan AssociatesCharles Ryan Associates
601 Morris Street, Suite 301
Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: Susan Lavenski, Managing Partner
304-342-0161 x129
The Manahan GroupThe Manahan Group
222 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: George Manahan, President
[email protected]
The State JournalThe State Journal
NCWV Media
324 Hewes Ave.
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Contact: Matt Harvey, Managing Editor
Contractors Association of West VirginiaContractors Association of West Virginia
2114 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25311
Contact: Cassidy Webb, Communications Manager
Logo_2015_HighmarkWV_Pr_tagline_2cHighmark West Virginia
200 Tracy Way
Charleston, WV 25311
Contact: Cathy McAlister
Manager, Corporate Communications
[email protected]
WVSOM_gold-circleWest Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
400 N. Lee St.
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Contact: Amy Goetz, Director of Marketing and PR
[email protected]
PrintMVB Financial Corp.
Contact: Amy Baker, Vice President,
113 Platinum Drive,
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Office: (304) 848-0112
Cell: (304) 288-9540
Cell: (304) 549-5092
[email protected]
Bluefield State LogoBluefield State College
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701
Contact: Joan Buchanan, Director Student Activities
[email protected]
WVHA LogoWest Virginia Hospital Association
100 Association Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Contact: Tina Rymer
Director of Communications & Grass Roots Advocacy
(304) 353-9717
[email protected]
Read Aloud LogoRead Aloud West Virginia
PO Box 1784
Charleston, WV 2536
Executive Director: Mary Kay Bond
Communications and Development: Lynn Kessler
Stadelman ConsultingStadelman Consulting
1106 Montrose Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Kelly Stadelman
Auto RoundupAuto Round-Up Publications, Inc.
PO Box 453, Jane Lew, WV 26378
Shaun Smith
Vice President/Assistant Publisher
Office: 304-884-7672
Cell: 304-871-1734
Columbia Pipeline GroupColumbia Pipeline Group
5151 San Felipe, Suite 2500
Houston, Texas 77056
Scott Castleman
Communications Manager
(304) 550-0915
WV American WaterWest Virginia American Water
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, WV 25302
Megan Hannah
Community Relations Specialist
(304) 340-2088
West Virginia Land Trust
P.O. Box 304
Morgantown, WV 26507
Jessica Spatafore
Director of Communications
(304) 413-0945

Byrd Center LogoRobert C. Byrd Center
P.O. Box 5000, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443
Contact: Ray Smock, Director
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One Clay Square, Charleston, W.Va. 25301
Contact: Morgan Robinson, Director of Communications
(304) 561-3586
Legal Aid of WV
922 Quarrier St., 4th Floor
Charleston, W.Va. 25301
Contact: Adrienne Worthy
Executive Director
(304) 343-3013, [email protected]
Philanthropy WV
Paul D. Daugherty
P.O. Box 1584
Morgantown, WV 26505
[email protected]
(304) 517-1450
Wheelhouse Creative
Mitch Vingle
Public Relations Strategist
16 Cypress Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003
[email protected]
(304) 905-6005, Ext. 226
Digital Relativity
Pat Strader, CEO
211 W. Maple Ave,
Fayetteville, WV 25840
(304) 608-2121, Ext. 104
[email protected]
West Virginia Caring

Cindy Woodyard, VP/Public Affairs,
519 G Road, 92 South Arthurdale, WV 26520
(304) 864-0884, Ext. 201
[email protected]
Facebook: @hospicecarecorp
Twitter: @HCCHopice

Kevin Marion, agent
196 Hickory Drive, Jane Lew, WV 26378
(304) 884-7976
[email protected]
Quality Insights

Marc McCombs, Director of Corporate Communications,
3001 Chesterfield Ave. Charleston, WV 26304
(304) 346-9864 Ext. 2267
[email protected]
First Choice Services

Sheila Moran, Director of Marketing and Communications,
601 Morris St. Suite 401 Charleston, WV 26301
(304) 741-9999
[email protected]
Twitter @WVNavicare
Hartman Harman Cosco
H2C Public Policy Strategies, LLC

Scott Cosco
1412 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25301

[email protected]
(O) 800-346-5127
(M) 304-633-7287
From the Hip Communications

Crystal Dempsey,
Communications Consultant
Charleston, WV area
WVU University Relations
John Bolt
Senior Executive Director — Communications
[email protected]
300 Summers St., Ste. 820
Charleston, WV 25301
Contact: Charlie Burd, Executive Director
[email protected]
Barnes Agency
P.O. Box 699
Huntington, WV 25711

Jeff Barnes, President

[email protected]

Facebook: Barnes Agency
Twitter: @BarneAdAgency

City National Bank
25 Gatewater Rd.
Cross Lanes, WV 25313

Contact: LeAnn Cain
Sr. Marketing Manager
(304) 769-1138

[email protected]
West Virginia Health Care Association
110 Association Drive
Charleston, WV 25311

Dan Page
Director of Communications

Pallottine Foundation of Huntington
949 3rd Avenue Suite 100B
Huntington, WV 25701

Janell E. Ray
(394)397-5955 ext. 101

West Virginia Times News
313 Mercer St., Princeton, WV 24740
Randolph Evans, publisher
Jimm Norman, editor

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