Current Board Members

Phyllis Arnold


Ms. Arnold retired as regional president for BB&T Corporation.

 JamesBailesJames Bailes – Vice Chairman

Mr. Bailes has practiced law in Huntington since 1964 and is currently a member of the law firm of Bailes, Craig & Yon, PLLC.

PhilClinePhil Cline


Mr. Cline is a retired businessman who was formerly president of Monumental Concrete Co. and Broughton Foods Co. He is a consultant and president of River City Associates Inc.

craigoOshel Craigo


Mr. Craigo is owner and operator of Better Foods Inc. He is a former state senator, including serving as the finance committee chairman.


Tim Dagostine


Mr. Dagostine is a division manager with Champion Industries in Huntington.

David Haden


Mr. Haden is owner of i-Source, LLC, an insurance agency in Charleston.

Edward Howard III

Phoenix, Arizona

Mr. Howard is the retired senior vice president and regional manager of J.C. Penney Company’s West Region.

ChristieKinneyChristie Kinsey


Ms. Kinsey has been a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual in Huntington for more than 30 years.

Dale Lowther


Mr. Lowther is an accountant with the firm of Cain & Associates in Parkersburg.

Joseph McDonie – Secretary


Mr. McDonie is chief executive officer of Rock Branch Community Bank Inc., in Nitro; president and chief executive officer of Citation Investments, Inc., in Huntington; and managing member of Beacon Development, LLC, in Milton.

Michael Sellards


Mr. Sellards is president and chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington.


Wyatt Scaggs – Chairman


Mr. Scaggs is a third-generation owner and operator of Baisden Brother Hardware in Logan.

Gary G. WhiteGary G. White


Mr. White is former president and chief executive officer of International Industries Inc. He was Marshall University’s interim president in 2015-16.

Constituent Members

Cam Brammer, Ph.D. – Faculty Representative


Dr. Brammer is the faculty representative on the board. She is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies, where she has worked since 1986, serving as chair of the department since 2007.

Miriah Young – Staff Representative


Ms. Young is the classified staff representative on the board. She is the business manager in the Department of Housing and Residence Life.


Matt Jarvis – Student Representative


Mr. Jarvis, president of the Student Government Association, is the student representative on the board. He is a Nitro native and is majoring in finance and economics.