Governor Jim Justice
Hon. A.Bray Cary, Jr.|
Governor's Chairman Designee
Mr. Cary is currently the Senior Advisor to Governor Jim Justice.
Mr. Cary served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of West Virginia Media Holdings, LLC (television and print media company) from October 2001 to early 2017. He is nationally known as a sports marketing entrepreneur. Mr. Cary was the founder and former President of Creative Sports Marketing, Inc., a sports consultant for ESPN, Inc. Previously, he also served as Vice President, TV, and Technology, for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR). While at NASCAR he helped consolidate their television rights into a $1.6 billion national television contract. He served for twelve years on the Board of Directors of EQT Corporation.
Mr. Cary is a graduate of Hinton High School, Hinton, WV, and earned two degrees from West Virginia University – a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration.
He resides in Charleston, West Virginia.
Hon. Byrd E. White, III|
Cabinet Secretary, WV Department of Transportation
Byrd White was appointed by Governor Jim Justice as the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation in March of 2019. Secretary White, a licensed CPA, brings a diverse career in both the private and public sectors to Governor Justice’s Cabinet, including several years of leadership with one of the nation’s largest highway construction companies. Beginning in 2001, White served as Executive Vice President of The Vecellio Group, gathering extensive road construction and management experience from interstate projects to smaller roadways, before he was named President of one of The Vecellio Group’s subsidiaries; Ranger Construction – South, a role he held until 2004. Prior to accepting his role as Transportation Secretary, White had been involved in the City of Beckley, as the Recorder-Treasurer and later as an elected Commissioner for the Raleigh County Commission, a position he held until tapped by Governor Justice.
Hon. Mike Vinciguerra, VICE CHAIRMAN
Mr. Vinciguerra was Vice President and Manager of Paper Supply Company (now known as Jan-Pak). He has extensive experience in purchasing and management and was employed by Paper Supply Company for 35 years. Mr. Vinciguerra also serves on the Mercer County Building Commission and is very active in several civic organizations. He resides in Bluefield, West Virginia.
Hon. Tom Mainella, SECRETARY
Mr. Mainella is the manager of United Security Agency Insurance in Fairmont, WV. A native of Fairmont, he is a WVU graduate and a former WV State Policeman. He previously owned Chevrolet dealerships in Hundred and Shinnston, WV. Tom has served two terms on Fairmont City Council, currently, President of the Fairmont Airport Authority has served as president of the Marion County Rescue Squad, and is a member of the Fairmont Sanitary Sewer Board. He is a member of the Fairmont Elks Lodge, Holy Spirit Church, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife Joyce reside in Fairmont and are the parents of two children.
Hon. Bill Seaver
Mr. Seaver is a life long resident of Princeton, attended Concord University and graduated from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in 1973. Bill is involved in many community activities including: serving on the Mercer County Board of Education for 18 years, president for four years, past member of the Princeton Community Hospital Board of Directors, member of Princeton Elks Lodge, Princeton Moose Lodge, Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Princeton Masonic Lodge, #134, Royal Arch Mason, #44, Knights Temple, #19, member and past-president of the Princeton Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, and past member of the Princeton City Council. Bill is the President of Seaver Funeral Service, Inc., which has been a family-owned business since 1844.
Hon. Alisha Maddox
Ms. Maddox is the Chief Communications Officer/Owner of Charles Ryan Associates. She is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism. Alisha was recognized in 2017 as the "Woman on a Mission" by Union Mission Ministries, "WV Young Gun" by WV Executive Magazine and the "WV Wonder Woman" by WV Living Magazine. She was also a Leadership WV Graduate, Class of 2014, and is the current Project Leader for "Explore the New Manufacturing" Education Campaign for the WV Manufacturers Association Educational Fund. In addition to the Parkways Authority, Alisha currently serves on the following Boards and Committees: Leadership WV Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee; Robert C. Byrd Institute of Technology, Early Stage Funding Opportunity Committee; WV Department of Education, State Superintendent's Stakeholders Advisory Committee; American Advertising Federation-WV Chapter, Board of Directors, Secretary; and, Public Relations Society of America-WV Chapter, Board of Directors and Membership Committee Co-Chair. Alisha is the Co-founder of WV Visionary Group, committed to working with educators on inspiring, encouraging and elevating students. She is a breast cancer and thyroid cancer survivor and lives with her husband, Scott Garretson, and their two sons, Tyler and Carter.
Hon. Douglas M. Epling
Mr. Epling is the owner of Mountain Edge Mining, Legacy Resources and Hanover Resources which are coal mining operations. Mr. Epling was involved for many years with boxing and baseball throughout the State of West Virginia.
He was Chief Engineer for Beckley Coal Mining Company for 19 years; a member of the Southern WV Boxing Hall of Fame; West Virginia State Boxing Commissioner for 9 years; a member of the WVU Tech Athletic Hall of Fame and a former Member of the Board of Visitors at WVU Tech; a member and Past Master of the Coal City Masonic Lodge #156, Royal Arch Mason and 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason. He is also a member of the Crab Orchard-MacArthur Lions Club, named a Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club and a 2018 Inductee in the West Virginia Sports Legend.
In addition to serving as a West Virginia Parkways Authority Board member, Mr. Epling is also Chairman of the Beckley Police Commission.
Hon. William (Bill) Cipriani
Mr. Cipriani has been a practicing attorney in his hometown of Wellsburg for 28 years. Prior to establishing his law firm in Wellsburg, he practiced law in Moundsville for two years. In addition to his private practice, Bill has also served as Wellsburg’s city solicitor since 2006 and as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Brooke County since 2010. Bill is an active member of the Wellsburg Lions Club for 28 years, having served multiple terms as president and secretary. Bill is a 1983 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from West Virginia University in 1980.