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March 25, 2021

Vanater appointed to WV Governor’s Workforce Development Board

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has appointed Heather Vanater, AEP-Appalachian Power economic and business development manager, to the West Virginia Workforce Development Board. 

The Workforce Development Board assists in the development of a state plan to enhance the state’s workforce development system, align and improve workforce programs and investments and promote economic growth.

“Heather is an excellent selection for the Workforce Development Board,” said Brad Hall, Appalachian Power external affairs vice president. “She has extensive experience in economic development, including her work prior to joining the company and at Appalachian Power, where she is helping to establish a workforce skillset study which highlights transferable skills and encourages new industry.”

Vanater will serve a 3-year board term and will serve on the Labor Force Participation Rate Committee of the board.

She can be contacted at or 304.348.4183.

Learn more about AEP in West Virginia or the WorkForce West Virginia agency.