H. Toney Stroud

H. Toney Stroud
Chief Legal Officer / Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Relations


Toney Stroud is an accomplished attorney with more than 24 years of experience in complex compliance and regulatory issues. Prior to joining Marshall, he was an assistant vice president at Encova Insurance, where he had been an attorney since 2013. In that role, he managed outside counsel in 28 states related to litigation, contracts, administrative regulatory matters and insurance coverage issues. He also provided legal support for the company’s human resources team and advised on legislative and government relations matters. Before joining Encova, he was a member at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC in Charleston and Columbus, Ohio, from 1998-2013.

One of only two College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in West Virginia, he also served for nearly a decade as an adjunct faculty member in Marshall’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, teaching an upper-division workers’ compensation course.

Stroud is actively involved in the community, including serving as chairman of the board of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, secretary of the Education Alliance and chairman of the advisory board of Marshall’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO), Huntington Tri-State Airport, Leadership West Virginia, the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia, St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation and River Cities United Way.

The West Virginia Supreme Court appointed Stroud to serve on the Intermediate Court of Appeals Advisory Council and he was selected for the FBI Citizen’s Academy Class of 2022. He is a graduate of Leadership Charleston, Leadership Columbus and Leadership West Virginia, and received Marshall’s Alumni Award of Distinction in 2016.

Stroud earned his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marshall.