Charleston-based National Travel, Inc. has announced four staff promotions:
Jill Robinson will be joining the company's board of directors on Jan. 1. Currently attending Fairmont State University, Robinson has 38 years of experience in the travel industry. She will celebrate her 15-year anniversary with the company Feb. 14.
Raymond Williams has been promoted to business account executive. Williams joined the company in June after graduating from West Virginia State University. He specializes in controlling travel expenses and developing corporate travel policies, and will now be responsible for corporate account acquisitions and customer relations.
Kerith Groom has been promoted to supervisor of the VIP and Small Government Department. Groom joined the company in April 2012 as a team member in the department. She was awarded with the Mastery of North America through the company's Destination Specialist Program and has completed the company's International Agent Program.
Kelly Sword has been promoted to the FEMA supervisor for the company. She joined National Travel's Corporate VIP Department in March 2010 as an international specialist before moving to the FEMA department. Sword worked with US Airways and Delta for 10 years prior to joining the company.
Bret S. Price has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer at MVB Financial Corp., parent company of MVB Bank. Price succeeds longtime CFO Eric Tichenor who will remain at MVB Bank as the senior vice president of bank internal operations.
Price, 47, has two decades of financial experience, working most recently as president for Founders Investment Banking in Birmingham, Ala.
Brian Sheppard, current managing director of pipeline operations for Dominion Transmission, will be promoted to vice president of pipeline operations on April 1, following the retirement of Jeffrey Barger.
Sheppard, who started as a production engineer in 1988, will be based in Clarksburg and report to Diane Leopold, senior vice president of Dominion Transmission. Barger has been with the company for more than 35 years.
Joseph DeLapa II, MD, has joined the Pain Management Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital as a specialist for patients with intermittent and chronic pain.
Dr. DeLapa is fellowship-trained in interventional pain management and certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He has a special interest in spinal cord stimulation and minimally invasive treatments for pain.
Kevin Blank, a Charleston-based representative for Modern Woodmen of America, recently completed a five-day training program at Modern Woodmen's home office in Rock Island, Ill.
The program focused on helping families plan for life and reach their financial goals with Modern Woodmen. Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal financial services organization offering financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the U.S.
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