Tom Rhine, Campaign Chair, Manufacturing Divison
Pratt & Whitney Engine Services, Inc.
One of my first assignments as a young Air Force officer was to coordinate our squadron's Combined Federal Campaign. Yet my early foray into the world of charitable giving took on a different meaning when our first two children were diagnosed with significant developmental disabilities. Throughout our trials my family has been blessed and supported by a loving community and many non-profit groups. I believe the United Way is emblematic of our community's ever-growing support network. Getting involved personally - within my company and on the United Way Campaign Cabinet -- is an opportunity to express my thanks and provide practical support to others working their own life trials."
Jordon Garland, Co-Campaign Chair, Construction Division
This year I am serving as the Vice Chair for the 2017 Harrison County United Way Campaign Cabinet and I am so thrilled about this honor! I have served on the Campaign Cabinet for three years, previously I Chaired the Construction Division and Automotive Division. I will also be chairing the Construction Division again this year. The United Way is such an amazing organization and gives back to so many different agencies on our area and I feel blessed to be a part of it.
I currently am the Director of Business Development and Marketing for WYK Associates, Inc. in Clarksburg. Prior to moving back to West Virginia, I worked in Washington, DC as a Government Affairs Specialist for Worldwide Regulatory, Government, and Industry Affairs for Herbalife International. I also worked for International Business Government Counsellors, Inc. as their Deputy Director of the Washington International Business Council and the Executive Council on Diplomacy.
I attended the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy while pursuing my M.A. in Public Policy and graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in International Studies and a Minor in Spanish. I am also a member of the Clarksburg League for Service.
Shawn Morgan, Legal Division, Steptoe & Johnson
4-H has been a part of my life for nearly as long as I can remember. When I was age 9-21, even though my family had limited financial resources, I was able to afford to attend county and state 4-H camps each summer, thanks to the generosity of others who recognized the benefits of youth participation in these events. Going to 4-H camps helped me become a leader, achieve personal goals, and make lifelong friendships. 4-H continues to offer the same fantastic opportunities for youth in Harrison County, more than 300 of whom attended Harrison County 4-H Camp in June 2016. More than 80% of these 4-H members received financial assistance to participate in the camping program, thanks to the United Way of Harrison County! Being able to pay it forward, so kids can enjoy the wonderful 4-H camping experiences I did, makes my heart happy. That’s why I am Living United and am blessed to be part of the United Way of Harrison County 2016 Campaign Cabinet.
Eric Spatafore, Technology Division,
Hello my name is Eric Spatafore and I am in my 4th year as co-chairman of the Technology Division for the United Way’s yearly campaign. I have spent most of my life living in Harrison County and work as a Sr. Account Executive for Citynet LLC. My career at Citynet has afforded me the opportunity to work with other technology related firms as well as many other businesses throughout Harrison County. Through these relationships, I have been able to generate support for the United Way’s yearly campaign and the various charitable organizations it helps to subsidize. Volunteering for The United Way has provided me with the satisfaction of helping others that live in the same community. I plan to continue to support the United Way for many more years to come.
Tracy Miller, Aviation & Aerospace Division, Mid-Atlantic Aerospace Complex
Alan Moran, Construction Division
I was born and raised in Clarksburg and graduated from Victory High School. I obtained an MS in Safety Management from WVU in 1975 and worked for 35 years as a Safety professional. I retired in 2010 as the Corporate Safety Director for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. My wife and I returned to Harrison County in 2013 and currently reside in Mt. Clare.
Michael works for Premier Bank and has 15 years of banking experience . He has a passion for serving the community and has volunteered in various capacities within the United Way in addition to working with other non-profit groups since he was in high school. Born and raised in Clarksburg, Michael currently lives with his wife and two children there.
Dave Patsy, Antero Resources
Chris Moses, Natural Resources Division, Premier Energy Services
Matt Jenkins, Automotive Division, Jenkins Subaru
John Fernandez, United Hospital Center
Ben Hall, Leadership Division, Northwestern Mutual
Nick Green, Automotive Division, Harry Green Chevrolet
Danielle Veltri, Education Division, Harrison County Schools
Don Yoke, Financial/Accountants Division, City National Bank
Gary Abbate, Energy/Natural Resources Division, Dominion Resources
I’m a retired supervisor from Dominion Resources and have been active in the Harrison County community for over half my life.
I’ve been involved in Special Olympics for over 30 years as a Cross Country Ski Coach, trainer, co-volleyball coach, and currently on the Harrison County Special Olympics Board of Directors. I am also on the Board of Directors at Maple Lake Club Inc., an Assistant Volleyball Coach at RCB and an Assistant Coach at Mountain Rage Volleyball, and former Assistant Swim Coach at BHS.
I’m married with two grown daughters.
I continue to swim competitively, with 7 Senior World Games titles, 4 National Titles, a few records, and even swam Alcatraz in 2006. I’m an avid tennis player, bridge player, and cross-country skier.
Rueban Balnkenship, 365 Small Business Division, Lamar Advertising
Rueban has been an employee of Lamar Advertising company for over 20 years and is currently the Vice President / General Manager of the Bridgeport, WV office. He has been involved with United Way of Harrison county for five years and is currently serving as Secretary of United Way Harrison County Board of Directors. Rueban holds a degree in Accounting from Belmont College and a degree in Criminal Corrections from West Liberty State College. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy. Rueban resides in Lost Creek with his wife Michele and their three children.