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 Smithson
Accounting Coordinator

Christina Fowler
Office Assistant

Corey Pierce
Accounting Coordinator

Public Relations & Strategic Partnerships Team

Lauren Hough
Director of Public Relations & Strategic Partnerships

Lindsey Funk
Public Relations Assistant

Destination Development Team

Ennis B. Smith
Director of Destination Development

Amanda Legg
Grants and Incentives Coordinator

Brenna Dugan
Organizational Communications Coordinator

Visitors Services Team

Hillary Balding
Director of Visitor Services

Corey VanBibber
Event Production Manager

Kara M. Gillenwater
Visitor Services Assistant

Jacob Paxton
Fulfillment & Distribution Coordinator

Creative & Brand Strategies Team

Jill Howard
Director of Creative & Brand Strategies

Destiny Workman
Cooperative Advertising Coordinator

Ralph May
Design & Advertising Coordinator

Liz McCown
Design Coordinator

Kaycee Lantz
Advertising Coordinator

Marketing & Consumer Insights Team

Sarah Harmon
Director of Marketing & Consumer Insights

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 Jenkins

I-81 Southbound – Falling Waters
Vanessa Williamson, Supervisor

I-81 Northbound – Bunker Hill
Curtis Catlett
Cassie Bolinger
Stephen Keefe