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Business people: Sept. 21, 2012

BANKING

Donna Tanner, executive director of Community Bankers of West Virginia, headquartered in Beckley, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America. Also serving from West Virginia: Samuel Vallandingham, chief information officer of The First State Bank of Barboursville.

ENGINEERING

Mark Roberts has been promoted to executive vice president of operations at Audubon Engineering Co. His new role includes overseeing the company's West Virginia engineering activities. Houston-based Audubon opened an office in Charleston in January.

HIGHWAYS

Don Rigby, Charles Clements and Marc Meachum were added to the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways on Tuesday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Rigby is executive director of the Regional Economic Development Partnership, Wheeling. Clements is executive director of the WV Route 2 and Interstate 68 Authority, New Martinsville. Meachum is president and chief executive officer of the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce.

INVESTMENTS

Fred Tipper has joined the staff of McKinley Carter Wealth Services as director of investments. Tipper also will head the firm's presence in Parkersburg, where McKinley Carter will open an office in October. McKinley Carter currently has offices in Wheeling, Charleston and Pittsburgh.

MARKET RESEARCH

Jack Korte has joined the staff of Repass & Partners Inc. as vice president of client services. Korte will be based in the opinion and marketing research firm's Cincinnati office but will be supporting the firm's West Virginia health care clients. Repass has offices in Cincinnati and Charleston.

TOURISM

Kara Dense, executive director of the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the only West Virginian chosen for the Southeast Tourism Society's first class of "Forty for the Future: Travel's Leading Talent."

Compiled by George Hohmann


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