EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSRichard Slater Elected Chairman Of WV Roundtable
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Reported: Aug. 28, 2013 12:53 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013 4:31 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Richard L. Slater has been elected chairman of the West Virginia Roundtable, an independent, nonprofit and non-partisan business organization dedicated to creating a viable business climate in the Mountain State.
Slater is the managing partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman in West Virginia and member of the firm's executive committee. He has served as a member of the Roundtable since 2007 alongside educational, business and community leaders from around the state.
“I am very honored to be elected by the outstanding business leaders of West Virginia as the chairman of the Roundtable,” Slater said in a news release. “Our group of CEOs and private sector entrepreneurs truly understand what it takes to build equity in our state, while creating good paying jobs. As we move forward, I am excited about the opportunities before us to continue to improve the economic vitality of our state and our citizens."
Slater succeeds chairman Stephen Kopp, president of Marshall University, and will be joined by newly elected vice chairman Thomas Heywood, a Charleston attorney and managing partner of Bowles Rice LLP.
The West Virginia Roundtable was developed in 1984 and seeks to create opportunity and wealth for all West Virginians.
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