Board of Directors

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Photo of Staff and Board of Directors- December 2018

CVI’s Board of Directors:


Paul Magness, President: Paul is Managing Director, Wealth Management with Wells Fargo N.A.. He joined CVI’s Board of Directors in September 2012. Paul brings a variety of experiences and skills to CVI including financial management, business development, and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of our region. Paul began his business career in 2000 and has led his clients through two recessionary periods. Prior to Paul’s business career he served on active duty with the Army’s Old Guard at Fort Myer, Virginia, home of Arlington National Cemetery.

Paul and his wife Molly live on their farm in Winchester, Virginia. Paul is also an active member of the Winchester Rotary club and serves on the board of the Winchester Rescue Mission.

Sull McCartney, Vice-President: Sull grew up in Petersburg, WV and graduated from Glenville State College with degrees in History and Business. He has resided in Oakland, MD for over 30 years where he is a partner in Highland Engineering. Sull was appointed to the CVI Board of Directors in 1999 and has served as vice-president since 2001.

Sull is a charter member of the Youghiogheny Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is a member of the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association, and the Potomac-Garrett State Forest Advisory Board, served two terms on the board of directors of The Ruth Enlow Library and has been a member of the MD DNR Outdoor Caucus.

Roscoe Beall, Secretary/Treasurer: Ronnie was involved in Canaan Valley Institute’s formation and has been with the organization since its beginning. He lives in Canaan Valley, West Virginia and recently retired from his position as the Financial Administrator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Ronnie attended public schools in Tucker and Randolph Counties and also attended Marshall University, New Mexico State University, Potomac State College, and West Virginia University. He entered the Peace Corps in Guatemala in 1962. He served as Chief Bridge Inspector and Internal Auditor for the West Virginia Department of Highways; as Internal Auditor for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service; and as Mine Clerk and Controller for Island Creek Coal Company. Ronnie has also served on the Tucker County School Board and as Chairman of the Board for the Canaan Valley Landowners Association.

Matt Quattro: Matt was born in Thomas and graduated high school there. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. He then went on to work for the WV DOH, the US Bureau of Public Roads and the Chevron Corp. in engineering and management positions for thirty years. Matt also formed and ran an asphalt marketing company in the New York Metro area for seven years before returning to Thomas.

Since returning to WV, Matt has owned and operated a Super Market, worked as an office manager for a construction company and has been involved with several non-profit organizations, including supervising an AmeriCorps program for CVI. Matt was a founding member of the New Historic Thomas group and a founding member and current administrator of the Thomas Education Center. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Miners & Merchants Bank of Thomas for 20 years. Matt was a Thomas City Council member for 10 years and is currently serving his second term as Mayor.

Josh Alexander: Dr. Alexander is a Grant County, WV native. He has a BA from the University of Virginia and a PhD from Wesleyan University. Josh is a retired medical writer and career biomedical scientist with over two decades of research experience in cancer biology and translational medical research. He held faculty appointments in the Endocrine Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, The Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2014, Josh closed his consulting firm and relocated from Boston back to his home in Grant County WV where he manages his family-owned 900-acre beef cattle farm.

Evan Hansen: Mr. Hansen explores resource and environmental problems and solutions in three areas: water, energy, and land. He manages interdisciplinary research teams, performs quantitative and qualitative policy and scientific analyses, provides litigation support and expert testimony, develops computer tools, provides training, and performs field monitoring.

Fritz Boettner: Mr. Boettner has over ten years of professional experience in a wide array of environmental consulting activities. He has developed and managed complex environmental projects, including organizing resources, outlining project scopes, and developing and working within project budgets. He offers clients expertise in applying computer-based GIS systems, simulations, and animation. He utilizes GIS and computer visualization to complete projects at the local, regional, and national levels in the fields of planning, water resources, and environmental science. He also has experience performing complex spatial analysis to assist with natural resource management as well as providing GIS tools and support.

Marc Glass: Mr. Glass has over twelve years of experience in environmental consulting and management. He is skilled in the evaluation and remediation of environmental contamination. Mr. Glass’ experience includes Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, petroleum and chlorinated solvent site investigations, design and installation of monitoring well networks, aquifer testing, asbestos and biological remediation and project supervision, preparation of facility Spill Prevention Plans for above-ground and underground storage tank facilities, and mold investigation and remediation.

*not all board members pictured above