Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Contacts

About Us

The West Virginia Division of Tourism is an agency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce lead by an appointed Tourism Commissioner and advised by 15-member Tourism Commission.

Mission Statement

The West Virginia Tourism Office 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

90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: (304) 558-2200
Email: gotowv@wv.gov

Executive Team

Chelsea A. Ruby
Tourism Commissioner
Chelsea.A.Ruby@wv.gov

Kara N. Moore
Deputy Tourism Commissioner
Kara.N.Moore@wv.gov

Christina Fowler
Administrative Secretary
Christina.A.Fowler@wv.gov

Administrative Team

Anthony M. Woods
Director of Administration
Anthony.M.Woods@wv.gov

Lynda Keeney
Human Resources Manager
Lynda.J.Keeney@wv.gov

Denise Allen
Administrative Assistant
Denise.A.Allen@wv.gov

Georgie Davis
Administrative Assistant
Georgina.L.Davis@wv.gov

Advertising Team

Jennifer Clark
Director of Advertising
Jennifer.Clark@wv.gov

Joe Black
Director of Research
Joe.A.Black@wv.gov

Anna Plantz
Director of Cooperative Tourism
Anna.M.PLantz@wv.gov

Debbie Snead
Advertising Assistant
Debra.J.Snead@wv.gov

Public Relations Team

Emily N. Amos
Director of Public Relations
Emily.N.Amos@wv.gov

Will Miller
Outdoor Recreation Specialist
William.C.Miller@wv.gov

Meghan Smith
Public Relations Assistant
Meghan.E.Smith@wv.gov

Customer Service Team

Vicki L. Vaughan
Director of Customer Service & Welcome Centers
Vicki.L.Vaughan@wv.gov

Danny Pinkelton
Customer Service Center Manager
Danny.R.Pinkelton@wv.gov

Valerie Amick
Administrative Secretary
Valerie.E.Amick@wv.gov

Alex Burdette
Call Center Specialist
Alex.C.Burdette@wv.gov

Cliff Isaacs
Fulfillment Center Specialist
Cliff.H.Isaacs@wv.gov

Sandy Smith
Call Center Specialist
Sandy.M.Smith@wv.gov

Debby Sparks
Fulfillment Center Specialist
Debra.J.Sparks@wv.gov

Welcome Centers

I-64 Westbound – White Sulphur Springs

  • Robin  Clower – Supervisor
  • Brenda Quick
  • Sharon Freeman
  • Jacob Jackson

I-64 Eastbound – Huntington

  • Gwen Noll – Supervisor
  • Ashley Wood
  • Mitzi Ellis
  • Greg McDowell

I-77 Northbound & Southbound – Williamstown

  • Deborah Florence – Supervisor
  • Bonita Mckimmie
  • Jeanne Cale

I-70 Westbound –  Wheeling

  • Patti Hargleroad – Supervisor
  • Alex DeLorenzo
  • SuAnne Graham

I-79 Southbound – Morgantown

  • Janice Lester – Supervisor
  • Patricia Kinsley
  • Jim Brown
  • Howard Fowler

I-68 Westbound – Hazleton

  • Michelle Swineheart – Supervisor
  • Summer Fearer
  • Mitch Parlett

I-81 Southbound – Falling Waters

  • Vanessa Williamson – Supervisor
  • Kayla “Bess” Burns
  • Matthew Clopper

I-81 Northbound – Inwood

  • Debi Osborne  – Supervisor
  • Curtis Catlett
  • Dave Thomas