Council Members

Public Sector

  • Beth Rhinehart , President & CEO , Bristol Chamber of Commerce
  • David Olive , College President , Bluefield College
  • Dean Sprinkle , College President , Wytheville Community College
  • Donna Henry , Chancellor , UVA-Wise
  • Duane Miller , Executive Director , LENOWISCO
  • Josh Lewis , Executive Director , Virginia's Industrial Advancement Alliance
  • Keith Perrigan , Division Superintendent , Bristol Virginia City Schools
  • Richard Edwards , Clerk of Court , Dickenson County Circuit Court

Private Sector

  • Allan Funk , Grayson National Bank
  • Cathy St. Clair , Consultant
  • David Leonard , Leonard Group
  • George Cridlin , Cridlin Law Office
  • Joe Gary Street , West River Conveyors
  • Kyra Bishop , Berry Home Centers
  • Lois Clarke , United Company
  • Mark Eschle , Wize Solutions
  • Mike Quillen , Chairman
  • Mike Stollings , Electro-Mechanical
  • Moir Beamer , Virginia Produce
  • Ron McCall , Humphreys Enterprises
  • Sam Cassell , Utility Trailer
  • Travis Staton , United Way of SWVA

Committees

Chamber of Commerce

  • Beth Rhinehart , Chair

Economic Development

  • Duane Miller , Chair
  • Josh Lewis , Chair

Higher Education

  • Dean Sprinkle , Liaison

Non Profits

  • Travis Staton , Liaison

Support Organization

A regional council must be affiliated with or supported by a new or existing organization whose purposes and competencies include collaborative planning, economic development or workforce activities within the region. Region One is supported by the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, led by Shannon Blevins. The purpose of the support organization is to provide fiduciary oversight and administrative services for the activities funded by monies received from Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund (VGOF). The support organization operates with the advice and consent of the regional council.