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Business People Nov. 15


Jennifer N. Williams has joined Bowles Rice LLP as special counsel in the law firm's Litigation Department.

Admitted to the bar in West Virginia, Ohio and Illinois, Williams has five years experience working on tax deeds, complex legal descriptions, partitions, encroachments, lien priority and title litigation in Chicago. She will work out of the firm's Parkersburg office.

James Graley has joined the Huntington office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as an attorney of counsel.

Graley will lead the commercial law group in the firm's West Virginia office and throughout the region. He will focus the practice to include the areas of business and commercial transactions, estate planning and probate, federal and state taxation and several other specialized commercial fields.


Marc Harman has become a new partner at the Hartmanmullins Government & Communications firm. With the addition of Harman, the firm will now be known as Hartman, Harman & Mullins, Government & Communications, LLC.

After 10 years in the House of Delegates, Harman became a lobbyist for several organizations in the early 1990s. He joins the firm's existing lobbyists, Frank Hartman and John Mullins.


Cabell Huntington Hospital Director of Senior Services Joy Pelfrey has received her certification as an Advanced Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization in the world.

Pelfrey leads the hospital's senior services initiatives, including senior health education programs and efforts to improve inpatient care for the elderly at the hospital. She is one of only 12 nurses in the state to have the advanced certification.


Cristy Swink has been named the new vice president and Mid-Atlantic Market general manager for AT&T.

Swink will oversee sales and operations of more than 1,000 employees and 170 retail locations in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. She also will help guide the company's wireless network deployment strategy.


The West Virginia Society of Association Executives recently elected its 2014 Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee includes Immediate Past President Marie Beaver of Rea of Hope, President Marlena Mullins of the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund, President-elect Traci Nelson of the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association, Treasurer Bridget Lambert of the West Virginia Retailers Association and Secretary Lisa Dooley of the West Virginia Municipal League.            

Association Executive members include Debra Anderson of the West Virginia Health Care Association, Wendy Long of the Contactors Association of West Virginia, Dale Hill of the Builders Supply Association and Patricia Hamilton of the West Virginia Association of Counties.

Associate members include Suanne Graham of Oglebay Resort and Greg Haynes of Glade Springs Resort. Ex-officio, non-voting members (who are Lifetime or Retired members) are Karen Price and Dick Waybright.


The Charleston Area Alliance congratulates two of its members for recent honors:

Jack Rossi of Arnett Foster Toothman was honored as West Virginia University's Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer for 2013. Rossi is the immediate past chairman of the Alliance board of directors.

Current Alliance chairman Pat Bond of Mountaineer Capital will be honored later this month by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra at its annual gala.

Bond will be recognized for his years of being a community leader and West Virginia symphony advocate. He is former chairman of the symphony's board of directors.

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