WVU’s E. Gordon Gee Inspires ALMBS Citizens

Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having helmed universities for more than three decades. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. Recently, the website Great Value Colleges named him the nation’s top university president.

In 2014, Gee returned to West Virginia University, where his career as a university president began. His leadership goals include putting students first, advancing the university’s research agenda, partnering with West Virginia communities and making sure that 1.8 million West Virginians know in their hearts and minds that West Virginia University is their university.

Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a

Edward Jones Talks Good Financial Stewardship

Presenter -Evan Kliethermes

Evan Kliethermes has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones since 2012. He began his career with a position our of St. Louis, MO at the Edward Jones Headquarters. Evan is originally from Missouri and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University, MO. He moved to Fairmont, WV to embark on his career as a Financial Advisor and has his office there today. He is also a Level Leader for his region. Prior to his career with Edward Jones, Evan grew up on a farm in Missouri and helped grow the family business. He also worked in the plumbing field for 6 years. Today, Evan also continues his original interest in farming here in West Virginia.

Attendee -Tom Kliethermes

Tom Kliethermes started his career with Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor in 1987. He runs an office in Fairmont, WV where he also resides with

WV Attorney General Addresses ALMBS

Patrick Morrisey was elected as the Attorney General for the State of West Virginia on November 6, 2012, and reelected to a second term Nov. 8, 2016. He was initially sworn into office on January 14, 2013.

Patrick Morrisey is the first Republican to serve as Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933, and as a resident of Harpers Ferry, Morrisey is also the first Attorney General from Jefferson County in our state’s history.

Since becoming Attorney General, Morrisey has made fighting fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption a top priority of the Office. Shortly after taking office, he instituted a new policy for hiring outside counsel that has dramatically increased transparency and saved the state more than $4 million. He has also returned more than $39 million in monies to the state and has brought in many millions more to state agency clients and consumers.

In late 2015, Attorney General Morrisey established a

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2019 ALMBS Banking Staff Announced

Full Time

Cole Saseen, President
Riley McAllister, Vice President & Loan Officer
James Couch, Loan Officer
Gabriel Adams, Teller
Johnathan Golden, Teller
John Bober, Teller
Aden Slusser, Teller

Part Time

Aaron Boggs, Barbour
Issac Smith, Braxton
Jakob Baker, Panhandle
Zane Cogar, Gilmer
Landen Fulton, Calhoun
Nathaniel Beer, Lewis
Gable Kolb, Upshur
Zachary Roush, Harrison
Hayden Faulk, Kanawha
Kole Jarvis, Marion
Clayton Meredith, Randolph
Bernard Suchoca, Monroe
Carson Bates, Webster


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The American Legion Welcomes 350 Citizens at 82ND Annual ALMBS

The 82nd Annual American Legion Boys State officially began today, June 9, 2019. Approximately 350 young men from all regions of West Virginia went through the registration process, which
included their cottage and party assignments, as well as issuance of their American Legion Boys State t-shirts.

After registration, the citizens were off to their assigned cottages to meet their counselors, find a bed, have an orientation, and get ready for the Law Lecture and Bar Exam. Each citizen was given The American Legion Boys State Manual of Government, which will be his guide throughout the week.

The American Legion Boys State program offers opportunities for each citizen to have hands on learning in banking, journalism, law enforcement, legal, political, homeland security, National Guard, corrections, and emergency management career paths.

The American Legion Boys State counselors and staff are volunteers who are available to help with any need that may arise whether it is career

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2019 Office of Emergency Services Staff Announced

Barbour/Webster – Bryce Wamsley, Braxton – Camron Wayne, Calhoun/Gilmer – Robert Boglesong, Harrison/Upshur – Alexander Dilullo, Kanawha – Nathan Mayo, Lewis – Dakota Westfall, Marion – Pierce Spain, Monroe – N/A, Panhandle – Trent Clad, Randolph – Richard Sams.

Jamie Summerlin with Freedom Run USA Addresses ALMBS

If anyone can run the distance, it’s Marine veteran Jamie Summerlin. His passion for running and empathy for fellow veterans inspired him in March 2012 to embark on a 3,452 mile, 100 day cross country journey that began in Coos Bay, Oregon, and ended in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His trek across 16 states and the District of Columbia, detailed in his book Freedom Run, not only raised money for national and local organizations whose mission is to assist veterans, but it inspired communities and veterans alike to Dream Big and find ways to support the United States Military and those who have served our country so bravely.

Jim Ryun, former U.S. Congressman, 3-time Olympian and world record holder, calls Freedom Run a captivating book that is the story about the true American spirit; U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says Summerlin’s book shows all of us that we can each do more.

Summerlin was recognized

Welcome to The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. It is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. American Legion Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card, who organized the first American Legion Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

American Legion Auxiliary sponsors a separate but similar program for young women called American Legion Auxiliary Girls State.

At American Legion Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, American Legion Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement