|Executive Director, Mission West Virginia
B. David Rogers is Executive Director of Mission West Virginia, Inc. Rogers has been with the organization since its creation by then-Governor Cecil H. Underwood in 1997. Since that time he has served in several capacities including associate director, chief technology officer and computer literacy coordinator. Responsibilities of these position have included serving as program officer on several private, state and federal grants providing technology, non-profit capacity building and abstinence education statewide.
Technology programs under his direction have established 53 community technology centers in southern, southeastern and central West Virginia. These labs teach basic computer and workforce skills and are open to the public. This work was recognized in 2006 with the awarding of the Southern Growth Policy Board’s Innovator award and by Microsoft for the use of their new Digital Literacy software.
Before joining Mission West Virginia in 1997, Rogers worked for Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia in a variety of training and public relations positions. He previously worked from 1989 to 1996 as a court and investigative reporter at newspapers in Lexington, Ky., Huntington, WVa., and Waterbury, Conn. He earned his B.A. in Communications in 1989 from the University of Kentucky and his M.B.A. in 1998 from Marshall University.
Rogers lives in Huntington with his wife, Leah R. Tolliver and two children, Nicholas, 14 and Olivia, 11. For fun he likes tearing apart electronic gadgets, woodworking, Aikido and restoring antique cars.