We accomplish our goals by:

  • Advising and supporting our community partners that market and sell services to our visitors
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the marketing plan
  • Supporting the marketing strategies of the WV Division of Tourism where appropriate
  • Cultivating a world-class travel and tourism industry through creation of jobs, stimulation of investment, expansion of current tourism businesses and promotion of a positive image, thereby improving the way of life for citizens of Mountaineer Country

Our Vision

To make Mountaineer Country the region’s prime destination for travelers through the recruitment of groups, events and activities that enhance the quality of life in the community and establish the Visit Mountaineer Country CVB as the area’s primary resource for travel assistance.

Mission Statement

To increase the tourism economy by marketing and selling the destination to our guests by “wowing” them and encouraging them to stay one more night and spend one more dollar.

Board of Directors

Susan Riddle / President and CEO
Craig Walker / Chairperson FCX Systems
Kerry Gnik / Vice-Chair Camp Dawson Chamber
Aly Goodwin-Gregg / Secretary GaurdianBridge
Leah Carbone / Lodging Chair Residence Inn
Alex Miller / Treasurer Attorney at Law
Mark Cestari / Business-at-Large Southern Airways
Justin Reedy / Business-at-Large Courtyard Marriott
Robbie Baylor Preston County Economic Development Authority
Ann Berry West Virginia University Relations
Angie Blankenship Boston Beanery
Steve Blinco Town of Star City
Tom Bloom Monongalia County Commission
Terri Cutright TRC Consulting
Frank DeMarco WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Lyn Dotson Mylan Park Foundation
Jean-Manuel Guillot The Preston County Inn
Bill Kawecki City Councilman, City of Morgantown
Patty Lewis Mayor of Granville
Michael McGovern Mon Health System
Christian Miller West Virginia Radio Corporation
Russ Rogerson Morgantown Area Partnership
Don Smith Preston County Commission
Keli Zinn WVU Athletics