CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Debrina Williams, executive director of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and Hatfield McCoy Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been named a member of the inaugural Sharp Shooters Class of 2016 by West Virginia Executive (WVE) magazine.
WVE’s Sharp Shooters honors program recognizes 10 outstanding West Virginians over the age of 43 who have accomplished great things in both their careers and communities. Honorees must have lived in the state and been in their West Virginia-based position for at least five years and actively participate in community service and philanthropic efforts.
The Sharp Shooters Class of 2016 was honored at a reception at the Clay Center in Charleston on August 25. During the reception, the Summer 2016 issue was unveiled, the cover of which highlights the 10 Sharp Shooters.
The other inductees of the 2016 class include Beri Fox, president and CEO of Marble King, Inc.; Mary Green, vice president of Ann Green Communications, Inc.; Charles “Skip” Hageboeck, president and CEO of City National Bank and City Holding Company; Tom Heywood, managing partner at Bowles Rice LLP; Peter Holloway, senior vice president and financial advisor at Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc.; Holly Kauffman, president of West Virginia operations at FirstEnergy Corp.; Rick Slater, managing partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP; Larry Stutler, executive director at Lincoln Economic Development Authority, and Bob Welty, West Virginia market president at Fifth Third Bank.
“For many years, our readers have encouraged us to create an honors program similar to Young Guns for West Virginia professionals older than 43 years of age,” says Kensie Hamilton Fauber, editor in chief and partner at Executive Ink, LLC. “This year, we decided it was time to pull the trigger, and we are proud to present the inaugural class. These West Virginians have not only built impressive careers but have had—and continue to have—a major impact on our communities and the Mountain State as a whole. These 10 Sharp Shooters are the epitome of the Mountaineer spirit.”
Nominations for the Sharp Shooters Class of 2017, to be announced in the Spring/May 2017 issue of West Virginia Executive, may be submitted through the nomination form at www.wvexecutive.com/sharp-shooter-nomination-form. Nominations for the 2017 class are due February 15, 2017.
West Virginia Executive, the state’s premier business publication, was founded in 1998. The quarterly publication strives to provide quality, in-depth business news coverage and highlight growth and development within the Mountain State.