WV 150th
The Industrial Council Members

Voting Members

Bill Dean, Chairman

Dan Marshall

Edward Kent Hartsog, Co-Chairman

James H. Dissen

Legislative Members

Brooks McCabe

Nancy Peoples Guthrie




Dan Marshall

Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, May 3, 1946. Current resident of Vienna, West Virginia.

Practicing attorney in Parkersburg, West Virginia, concentrating in the fields of commercial real estate and public finance law.

Owner of several real estate investment and development entities with commercial and multifamily property holdings.

Member, Vice President and Finance Committee Chairman of the School Building Authority of West Virginia, 1989 to 1990. Member West Virginia Pension Board Review Committee, 2001-2005.

Graduate of Marietta College (BA) 1970 and West Virginia College of Law (ID) 1973.

Parent of three daughters, Susan, an Ohio Wesleyan graduate and office manager in Columbus, Ohio; Kristen, a University of South Carolina graduate and recreation facilities manager in Columbus, Ohio, and Melanie, a Purchase College graduate and member of Kaliedescope Dance Company of Indianapolis, IN.

Kenneth Wm. (Bill) Dean - Photograph Unavailable

Mr. Dean was born in Fairmont, West Virginia and has resided in Blacksville, West Virginia for the past 45 years. He graduated from Clay- Battelle High School and attended Waynesburg Pennsylvania College for 1 year.

In 1977 he became an Apprentice of Iron Workers Local Union 549 and graduated to Journeyman in 1980. He was elected Business Manager of Iron Workers Local 549 in 1994 and still holds that position. He was appointed Trustee of the Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia Iron Workers District Council in 1994 and at present serves as 1 st Vice President of the Council. He has served as President of the Upper Ohio Valley Building and Trades for the past 8 years. He also serves as Chairman of the Trustees of the North Central Building and Trades.

He is married to Clara and has two sons, Jay and Ben.

     Edward Kent Hartsog

Kent Hartsog is Vice President of Operations Support for Patriot Coal Corp, a major coal producer that operates in West Virginia and western Kentucky.  During his career, he has worked six years in public accounting and twenty-plus years within the coal industry, primarily for Patriot, Peabody Energy and Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates. 

Mr. Hartsog earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West VirginiaUniversity in 1980 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1982.  He has worked in a variety of accounting and finance positions during his career.  

Currently serves as Chairman of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Boards of the Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the ClayCenter and Leadership West Virginia. 

Born in Beckley, WV, currently resides in Hurricane, WV.  Married with two sons,  John, who graduated in 2008 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy assigned to the Submarine service; and Matt, who is currently a 2nd class Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.

    James H. Dissen

James H. Dissen is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Highland Hospital, Charleston, WV and at Highland-Clarksburg Hospital Inc., Clarksburg, WV. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Wheeling Jesuit University; his M.B.A. from Xavier University; and his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law.

Prior to assuming his current position at Highland Hospital, he was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Triana Energy, LLC, with over 40 years Human Resources and Labor Relations experience in all areas of the natural gas business. He was Chief Spokesman for the Columbia Gas System companies in its collective bargaining with various unions over a multi-state area. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Charleston where he teaches graduate and under graduate level courses in “Human Resources Management;” “Business Ethics;” Operation and Management of a Small Business” and “Collective Bargaining and Arbitration.”  He has also taught courses for Wheeling Jesuit University and has headed up corporate re-engineering efforts and the integration of companies after successful merger and acquisition activity.

His community involvement included:

.           Star USA Federal Credit Union                       Chairman, Board of Directors

.           Wheeling Jesuit University                             Vice-Chairman Board of Directors

.           Charleston Catholic High School                    Advisory Council

.           State of WV, 13th Judicial Circuit                    Volunteer Mediator

.           Inroads WV                                                     Former Chairman

.           The Catholic Business Network                      Former President

.           WV Blue Ribbon Personnel Commission        Appointed by Governor Caperton

.           WV Chamber of Commerce                           Former Board of Directors

Mr. Dissen is an Army veteran having served as a Special Agent in Counter Intelligence during the “Cold War.” He is licensed to practice law in PA and WV. He is married to Shirley S. Dissen. They have three (3) children; Elizabeth, William and Anna and three (3) grandchildren; Grace, Charlie and Jane.


Legislative Members

Brooks McCabe, Jr.

Nancy Peoples Guthrie 


Brooks F. McCabe, Jr.

Brooks F. McCabe, Jr., currently serves as Senior Managing Director of McCabe-Henley LP. He has been involved in commercial and investment real estate for more than twenty years.

By specializing in rehabilitation of historic properties with a focus toward adaptive reuse, Mr. McCabe has been recognized for his efforts in the redevelopment of downtown Charleston’s Historic Village District and of downtown Fairmont’s Historic District. He has renovated, as developer/owner, more than one dozen properties. Currently Mr. McCabe is managing the redevelopment of the former Kanawha Banking & Trust (KB&T) building in Charleston and Veterans Square in Fairmont.

Mr. McCabe formerly served as Coordinator of the Comprehensive Housing Program of the State of West Virginia and Director of the Disaster Recovery Office (with a $20 million program budget and oversight for $100 million in government funds), both by appointment of the Governor. In addition, he was Assistant to the Director for planning and redevelopment in the Office of Federal/State Relations.

Mr. McCabe holds the academic degrees of Doctor of Education from West Virginia University, with concentration in planning and community development and Master of Education (Education Administration) and Bachelor of Science (Management Engineering), both from the University of Vermont. Mr. McCabe’s professional designations include: the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute. He is a member of various professional associations.

In 1995, Inc. Magazine and Ernst & Young named Mr. McCabe and his partner, Rudy Henley, West Virginia Real Estate Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Community/Civic Involvement

An active supporter of downtown revitalization efforts, Mr. McCabe is a longtime board member of Charleston Renaissance Corporation, which is dedicated to redeveloping the city’s downtown. He strongly supports the National Trust for Historic Preservation and its Main Street Program

Other boards on which he currently serves include the Chemical Alliance Zone and the Visiting Committee of West Virginia University Historical Art Collection. In addition to membership in various Honoraria and fellowships, he is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia State College Foundation, the University of Vermont, and The GOW School (from which he graduated), a private college preparatory school for dyslexic students in South Wales, NY.

Mr. McCabe also serves Kanawha County as State Senator in the West Virginia Legislature. He is Chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development and Co-Chair of the Joint Commission on Economic Development.


Nancy Peoples Guthrie

Owner/President, Capitol City Communications Born June 15, 1952, in Havre De Grace, Maryland, the daughter of Donald and Beverly Peoples Education Pennsylvania State University Husband George G. Guthrie Affiliations Member, Board of Directors, West Virginia Export Council; Associate Member, WVMA; Charleston Vandalia Rotary Club Legislative Service Elected 2006 Other Public Service Former Aide, Senator Robert C. Byrd Religion Lutheran


Michael D. Riley, Acting Insurance Commissioner

Michael D. Riley was appointed West Virginia Insurance Commissioner July 1, 2011.  In addition to his responsibilities as Insurance Commissioner, Mr. Riley serves on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs Committee.

As West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, Mr. Riley is responsible for the regulation of the insurance market, as well as the protection of insurance consumers. Commissioner Riley’s work was instrumental in the transition of the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission from a state monopolistic system to a competitive private system. Commissioner Riley’s responsibilities include the administration of the “Legacy” workers’ compensation claims and employer compliance with West Virginia Workers’ Compensation laws. 

Before his appointment as West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, Mr. Riley served under, then Insurance Commissioner, Jane Cline as the Assistant Commissioner of Regulation. Mr. Riley has served the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner since 2001. 
Mr. Riley earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Marshall University. He currently resides in South Charleston, WV with his wife and two daughters.


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