Secretary of State Mac Warner Addresses Citizens on Responsibility of Voting

On November 8, 2016, Andrew McCoy “Mac” Warner was elected to become West Virginia’s 30th Secretary of State.

Secretary Warner graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and West Virginia University’s College of Law. He has two Master of Law Degrees, one in Military Law from The Army Judge Advocate General’s School and one in International Law from the University of Virginia Law School.

A decorated soldier, Secretary Warner served as the Chief of International Law for the United States Army Europe, was an instructor at the Army Judge Advocate General’s School, and served on the Staff at the U.S. Army War College. He has been both a defense attorney and a chief prosecutor. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before his retirement after 23 years in the United States Army.

After retirement, Secretary Warner was called upon to use his professional, legal and military expertise to run

Edward Jones Provides Financial Guidance to ALMBS Citizens

Presenter – Michele Kroll and her daughter, Emily Kroll

Michele Kroll has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones for 14 years and has an office in Clarksburg, WV. She lives in Clarksburg with her husband, Paul, and two children, Brandon and Emily.  Prior to her career at Edward Jones, Michele worked in various capacities at Dominion Transmission, also in Clarksburg.

Michele has a background in accounting and economics from Fairmont State University and obtained an MBA from West Virginia University.

Attendee – Lisa Cain

Lisa Can has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones for 7 years and has an office in Buckhannon, WV. She is also one of two 401k specialists for the state of West Virginia. She resides in Buckhannon with her husband, Steve. They have 2 adult children, Alyssa who lives in Ravenswood and Ethan who lives in Charleston, WV.

Attendee – Tom Kliethermes

Tom Kliethermes started his career with Edward Jones

Treasurer John Perdue Visits ALMBS

The honorable John D. Perdue is West Virginia’s 24th State Treasurer and is currently serving his sixth term. Treasurer Perdue is West Virginia’s longest-serving state treasurer with 20 years in office. He gained that distinction in 2015 when he surpassed Richard Talbott (D-Barbour) who occupied the office from 1933-1951.

Treasurer Perdue has served the people of West Virginia for more than 40 years. He started his public service career with the Department of Agriculture in 1973. During his time there he held several positions, including the title of Assistant Commissioner. In 1989 he became executive assistant to former Governor Gaston Caperton and served as a member of his executive staff for eight years.

Since taking office in 1997, Treasurer Perdue has worked diligently to make West Virginia a better place for families, business owners and citizens of all ages. As the banker of state government, Treasurer Perdue manages more than $13 billion

ALMBS Flag Class Provides Americanism Instruction to Citizens

Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1

As Adopted by the National Flag Conference, Washington, D.C., June 14-15, 1923, and Revised and Endorsed by the Second National Flag Conference, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1924. Revised and adopted at P.L. 623, 77th Congress, Second Session, June 22, 1942; as Amended by P.L. 829, 77th Congress, Second Session, December 22, 1942; P.L. 107 83rd Congress, 1st Session, July 9, 1953; P.L. 396, 83rd Congress, Second Session, June 14, 1954; P.L. 363, 90th Congress, Second Session, June 28, 1968; P.L. 344, 94th Congress, Second Session, July 7, 1976; P.L. 322, 103rd Congress, Second Session, September 13, 1994; P.L. 225, 105th Congress, Second Session, August 12, 1998; P.L. 80, 106th Congress, First Session, October 25, 1999; P.L. 110-41, 110th Congress, First Session, June 29, 2007; P.L. 110-181, 110th Congress, Second Session, January 28, 2008; P.L. 110-239, 110th Congress, Second Session, June 3, 2008, P.L. 110-417,

Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt Addresses ALMBS

Kent Leonhardt is a longtime farmer who began his passion for the industry at a very young age while still serving in the United States Marine Corps. Towards the end of his military career, he bought a farm near Blacksville, WV that had sat abandoned for over 40 years. The farm, where he still lives today, was purchased in 1982, and started cultivating crops and raising livestock in 1997. For twenty years, Kent, with the help of his wife Shirley, raised sheep, cattle and goats and sold hay when there was a surplus available.

Kent received his formal education at the University of Missouri, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Management. While earning his degree, he took a variety of courses covering issues pertinent to agriculture as well as natural resources and environmental protection. Kent furthered his education by earning a Master’s in Business Management from Central Michigan University.

Besides earning post-secondary

US Representative David McKinley Welcomes ALMBS

David B. McKinley, P.E. has represented the First District of West Virginia since January 3, 2011.

Born in Wheeling in 1947, David attended public schools and worked his way through college, graduating from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he worked in the construction industry as a certified professional engineer.

David is the founder of McKinley and Associates — an architectural and engineering firm — with offices in Wheeling and Charleston, W.Va. and Washington, PA. Over the 44 years that David ran the business, he created hundreds of jobs.

As one of two professional engineers in Congress, he has a seat on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he has been active on issues related to the coal industry, environmental regulation, energy efficiency, and health care. He serves as the vice-chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment.

David is married to the former Mary Gerkin from New Martinsville, West Virginia

Sunday Evening Assembly Promotes Americanism

POW MIA Table

Posting of Colors, Invocation, Pledge to the Flag, National Anthem, Director’s Welcome, Pledge Ceremony, MIA/POW Ceremony, Taps, Pillars and Emblem Ceremonies.

Jamie Summerlin Tells Freedom Run Story

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

WV Auditor John McCuskey

WV Auditor John McCuskey Speaks to ALMBS

John B. “JB” McCuskey, West Virginia’s 21st State Auditor, was a two-term member of the House of Delegates, District 35 in Charleston from 2012-2016. He is a graduate of The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., with a degree in Political Communication. He is also a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, and was previously an attorney for six years with Steptoe & Johnson in Charleston.

While serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates, Auditor McCuskey was a member of the Energy, Industry and Labor, Judiciary, Banking and Insurance (chair), and Enrolled Bills (chair) Committees. He also served on Interim Committees including Energy, Judiciary, Technology, and the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority (chair).

Born in Clarksburg, and a longtime resident of Charleston, Auditor McCuskey is a graduate of George Washington High School, Class of 2000. Before attending law school, he worked as a civilian for the Department of