Board Members

  Governor Earl Ray Tomblin            CHAIRMAN
 

Hon. Jason C. Pizatella, Esq.  Governor's Chairman Designee of the Parkways Authority.

 Mr. Pizatella is Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Mr. Pizatella was Deputy State Tax Commissioner and Chief of Staff of the West Virginia State Tax Department, an agency within the West Virginia Department of Revenue. Mr. Pizatella’s previous service in state government included working as counsel to the State Senate Committee on Government Organization and Committee on Finance in the 79th West Virginia Legislature and as a legislative intern in the office of former Governor Bob Wise. Prior to serving as the Deputy State Tax Commissioner, Mr. Pizatella practiced law at Spilman, Thomas and Battle, PLLC in Charleston where he supported the firm’s clients in the areas of general corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, administrative law, as well as state and federal government relations and regulatory law.

Mr. Pizatella is a native of Fairmont, West Virginia and is a 2007 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and a 2004 graduate of the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. He currently resides in Charleston.

 

 Hon. Paul Mattox Jr. Hon. Paul Mattox Jr. serves as the Secretary of Transportation for the State of West Virginia.  

A West Virginia native, he began his career at the Division of Highways as a co-op student in 1979 and worked with the Division of Highways until the fall of 1987. Since leaving the Division of Highways, he was an Associate Partner with Woolpert, LLP, and General Manager of E. L. Robinson Engineering Company.   He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Marshall University College of Graduate Studies.  He is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia and has served as president of the West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.   Commissioner Mattox is a registered Professional Engineer in West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama and is also a registered professional land surveyor in West Virginia. He has extensive experience in designing and managing public works projects for highways, bridges, water and wastewater systems and site development.

 Hon. Mike Vinciguerra Hon. Mike Vinciguerra, VICE CHAIRMAN,  was Vice President and Manager of Paper Supply Company (now known as Jan-Pak).  He has extensive experience in purchasing and management and was employed by Paper Supply Company for 35 years.  Mr. Vinciguerra also serves on the Mercer County Building Commission and is very active in several civic organizations.  He resides in Bluefield, West Virginia.
 
   Hon. Tom Mainella, SECRETARY, is the manager of United Security Agency Insurance in Fairmont, WV. A native of Fairmont, he is a WVU graduate and a former WV State Policeman. He previously owned Chevrolet dealerships in Hundred and Shinnston, WV. Tom has served two terms on Fairmont City Council, currently President of the Fairmont Airport Authority, has served as president of the Marion County Rescue Squad, and is a member of the Fairmont Sanitary Sewer Board. He is a member of the Fairmont Elks Lodge, Holy Spirit Church, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife Joyce reside in Fairmont and are the parents of two children.
   
  Hon. Bill Seaver, a life long resident of Princeton, attended Concord University and graduated from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in 1973. Bill is involved in many community activities including: serving on the Mercer County Board of Education for 18 years, president for four years, past member of the Princeton Community Hospital Board of Directors, member of Princeton Elks Lodge, Princeton Moose Lodge, Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Princeton Masonic Lodge, #134, Royal Arch Mason, #44, Knights Temple, #19, member and past-president of the Princeton Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, and past member of the Princeton City Council. Bill is the President of Seaver Funeral Service, Inc., which has been a family owned business since 1844.
 Hon. Victor Grigoraci Hon. Victor Grigoraci is Chief Executive Officer of Grigoraci, Paterno & Associates, a Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm located in Charleston, WV. He has over 40 years of public accounting experience and over four years as an internal revenue agent. In addition to being a CPA, Vic has earned the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) licensee. Vic is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (past Council member), the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (past president), and numerous state and local tax institutes, committees and civic groups and has held many leadership roles in these organizations. He is also past President of the Charleston Rotary Club and a former Board member. He has served as a director and chairman (seven years) of the Taxation of Business Committee of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and past president, director and current Treasurer of the West Virginia Tax Institute, and past chairman and current Treasurer of the West Virginia State Museum Board, Inc. He is a native West Virginian and a graduate of Concord University. He is serving his second four year term as Charleston City Treasurer. Vic and his wife Judy are Charleston residents. Judy is the author of several cookbooks and her recipes appear frequently in The Charleston Gazette. They have six children.
 Douglas M. Epling Hon. Douglas M. Epling, Owner of Mountain Edge Mining, Legacy Resources and Hanover Resources which are coal mining operations. Was involved for many years with boxing and baseball throughout the state of West Virginia. Chief Engineer for Beckley Coal Mining Company for 19 years. Member of the Southern WV boxing Hall of Fame. Former member of the Board of Visitors at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Served as West Virginia State Boxing Commissioner for 9 years. Presently, Chairman of the Beckley Police Commission. Member and Past Master of Coal City Masonic Lodge #156. Royal Arch Mason. 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason. Member of the Crab Orchard-MacArthur Lions Club.
  Hon. William (Bill) Cipriani has been a practicing attorney in his hometown of Wellsburg for 28 years.  Prior to establishing his law firm in Wellsburg, he practiced law in Moundsville for two years.  In addition to his private practice, Bill has also served as Wellsburg’s city solicitor since 2006 and as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Brooke County since 2010.  Bill is an active member of the Wellsburg Lions Club for 28 years, having served multiple terms as president and secretary.  Bill is a 1983 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from West Virginia University in 1980.
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