CONTACT: R. Wayne King, President, WVU Foundation
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The West Virginia University Foundation has announced the hiring of three new senior administrative team members.
They are Patricia Robertson, chief financial officer and vice president, finance; Stacey Brodak, senior director of donor relations; and Bill Nevin, director of communications.
"Pat, Stacey and Bill bring with them a wealth of knowledge in their areas of expertise", said R. Wayne King, president and chief executive officer of the WVU Foundation. "We're truly excited about having them as part of the Foundation team. We believe they will be a major asset as we work to strengthen our mission of supporting West Virginia University."
Before joining the Foundation, Robertson served for the past four years as chief financial officer and vice president of finance and strategic information for the Oklahoma Hospital Association and Oklahoma Hospital Education Research Foundation Trust.
As the senior finance executive for both organizations, she had primary responsibility for all aspects of finance, treasury, accounting, tax reporting and internal accounting control for the organizations. In addition, she provided finance health policy support and direction for advocacy and education efforts.
From 1985-2003, she served as the chief financial officer and vice president-finance for Duncan Regional Hospital, Inc. in Duncan, Okla. Robertson provided financial and administrative leadership for the 150 bed facility that has been recognized for its financial strength, progressive medical services, high patient satisfaction rankings and effective use of information technology.
A certified public accountant, Robertson earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Brodak comes to the Foundation from the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), where she worked for the past 17 years, including the past ten years as executive director.
During her tenure at the visitor's bureau, Brodak oversaw its expansion and the relocation of a new visitors' center. She was instrumental in forging the partnership that now exists between Preston County and the GMCVB, as well as the creation of the Innovative Grants Program to assist events and groups in the area with programming.
From 2000-2002, she served as president of the West Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. In that position, she initiated plans for the first annual West Virginia Travel Expo.
Brodak earned her master of business administration degree from Waynesburg College and her bachelor's degree in English from WVU.
Nevin spent the past six years as assistant director and external communications manager at WVU News and Information Services, the primary media/public relations arm of the University.
In that position, he served in various communications roles including spokesman for the University. He also led several marketing projects.
Prior to that, he was employed by West Virginia Radio Corp. for 11 years, serving in several positions including news director, reporter and anchor.
Nevin is an adjunct professor in the WVU School of Journalism, teaching graduate courses in integrated marketing communications. He also serves as announcer for the WVU Marching Band and public address announcer for WVU men's basketball games at the Coliseum.
He earned his master's degree in integrated marketing communications from WVU and also has a bachelor's degree in radio-television from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
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