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. Before becoming President, she has served as the Chamber’s Vice President for a year and a half. 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.

In her remaining available time, she is also an artist and entrepreneur. Ms. Rush is owner and designer at North Fork Jewelry Design, a company specializing in handmade jewelry utilizing Sterling silver or real copper combined with natural stones, pearls and wood for a look best described as "everyday chic."

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.
Board term ends 12/31/2023

Ashley Blake - Happenings

Vice President

(304) 904-0834


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.
Board term ends 12/31/2023

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
Board term ends 12/31/2022

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.
Board term ends 12/31/2022

Sarah Arend - WVU Medine

Education Committee Chair

(304) 455-8000


Board term ends 12/31/2024

Andrea Gregg - Tyler County FRN Board

Events Committee Co-Chair

304-652-3671


Andrea Gregg joined the Wetzel Tyler Chamber Board in 2022. Andrea is the Branch Manager of Peoples Bank in Sistersville and has been with Peoples Bank since 2015. One of Andrea’s favorite parts of her job is helping the clients of Tyler County and surrounding areas. Andrea is also the Co-Treasurer/Secretary for the Tyler County Family Resource Network.
Board term ends 12/31/2024

Julia Matheny - Bayer Heritage FCU

Events Committee Co-Chair

(304) 455-4029 x 1811


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.
Board term ends 12/31/2023

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.”

Morgan Prinkey - Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce

Office & Administrative Aid

(304) 455-3825


Morgan is originally from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and moved to New Martinsville when she was 12 years old.

She is a 2017 Honors graduate of Magnolia High School. Morgan also attended West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty University where she studied English and History.

Morgan has always been a real go-getter from the age of 16 when she first started working. Over the years she has gained useful customer service and management experience through her work with Long Ridge Energy Terminal, Label Shopper, and Burke’s Outlet.

Morgan believes in volunteering and community participation. She has supported numerous activities with the New Martinsville Methodist Church, Young Life, and The Paden City Park.

When not working or volunteering, Morgan enjoys spending time with her children and fiancé Sean.

Board Members

Board of Directors

Adam Pendleton - New Martinsville Dental


(304) 673-8645
dappendleton@gmail.com


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.

Board term end 12/31/2024
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Dr. Andrea Lockhart - New Martinsville 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!

Board term end 12/31/2023
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Betty Klug - Relay for Life


(304) 771-5320
bjk1944@yahoo.com



Betty Klug retired from the Wetzel County Board of Education. She lives with her husband in New Martinsville, WV. She has two daughters, two grandchildren and one great grandson.

Betty volunteers with Relay for Life of Wetzel County where she was chair for 14 years.

She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She is also very active in the community and can be found at many events selling food to help raise money for cancer research.



Board term end 12/31/2024
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Camissa McCurdy - Individual Member


camissa@cmccurdy.com


Camissa McCurdy has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018. She served 4 years as the Chair or the Economic Growth Commity. She enjoys serving her community whenever possible.


Board Term Ends 12/31/2022
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.


Board term end 12/31/2024