Contact Us

The West Virginia Department of Tourism is led by an appointed Department Secretary and advised by a 15-member Tourism Advisory Council.

Mission Statement

The West Virginia Department of Tourism works with industry partners to build and promote a world-class tourism destination that provides jobs, stimulates investment, grows existing businesses, and promotes a positive image of the state as a place to visit, go to college, live, work, and retire.

Contact Information & Organizational Structure

West Virginia Department of Tourism
Building 3, Suite 100
State Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305

Agency Phone: (304) 558-2200
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Executive Team

Chelsea A. Ruby
Cabinet Secretary

Perri Bone
Executive Coordinator      

Administrative Team

Krysten Wolfe
Director of Administration

Sarah Smith
Accounting Coordinator

Christina Fowler
Office Assistant

Corey Pierce
Accounting Coordinator

Destination Development Team

Ennis B. Smith
Director of Destination Development

Amanda Legg
Grants and Incentives Coordinator

Brenna Dugan
Partner Communications and Event Specialist

Visitors Services Team

Hillary Balding
Director of Visitor Services

Corey Van Bibber
Event Production Manager

Kara M. Gillenwater
Visitor Services Assistant

Jacob Paxton
Fulfillment & Distribution Coordinator

Brand Partnerships Team

Jaden Hardesty
Director of Brand Partnerships

Destiny Workman
Cooperative Advertising Coordinator

Kaycee Lantz
Marketing Assistant

Marketing & Public Relations Team

Jill Howard
Director of Marketing

Ralph May
Design Coordinator

Liz McCown
Design Coordinator

Lauren Hough
Public Relations Manager

Lindsey Funk
Public Relations Assistant

Sarah Harmon
Content Marketing Manager

Kristian Davis
Marketing Coordinator

Alex Conn
Digital Content Coordinator

Paige McElroy
Social Media Coordinator

Welcome Centers

I-64 Westbound – White Sulphur Springs
Robin Clower, Supervisor
Mitzi Ellis

I-64 Eastbound – Huntington
John McAlister, Supervisor
Greg McDowell

I-77 Northbound & Southbound – Williamstown
Michael Miller, Supervisor
Suzanne Milewski

I-79 Southbound – Morgantown
Jennifer Folio, Supervisor
Hunter Mugnano

I-68 Westbound – Hazleton
Michelle Swineheart, Supervisor
Kaitlyn Moore

I-81 Southbound – Falling Waters
Vanessa Williamson, Supervisor
Kenneth Burkhart

I-81 Northbound – Bunker Hill
Della Shepherd, Supervisor
Curtis Catlett