J. Marlin Witt has been elected as the newest member at Arnett Foster Toothman, PLLC. Witt joined the firm in 2007. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia.
Witt is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Lindsey Lilly has been hired as senior client services manager at The Arnold Agency. In that role, Lilly will handle strategic planning, branding and communications strategies for accounts in the financial and healthcare arenas, including the agency's public health work in Hawaii and Montana.
Lilly has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism and research. The Arnold Agency has offices in West Virginia, Montana and Washington, DC.
Dr. Gene Coulson has been named executive director of the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, a national group of educators providing advocacy for K-12 and adult entrepreneurship education.
Coulson has 35 years of experience in education, including 28 years with the West Virginia Department of Education. Coulson is also CEO of Coulson Consulting of Charleston.
Cory Dennison has been selected as the new president of Vision Shared, a non-partisan, nonprofit community and economic development organization.
A Charleston resident, Dennison is currently director of intergovernmental affairs for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office. He also worked for several years as director of development for the Marshall University Foundation
Patricia Owens has been named chief banking officer at Summit Community Bank.
With nearly 32 years of banking experience, Owens joined Summit in 2007. She had previously served as an area manager of retail banking, overseeing 11 Summit branches in Virginia and West Virginia.
Dr. Hala Alshayeb and Dr. Wafa Badwan, both fellowship-trained and board-certified kidney specialists, have joined the Marshall Internal Medicine Division of Nephrology at Cabell Huntington Hospital.