Shane Whitehair portrait

Shane Whitehair

Executive Director

Shane has been involved with community and economic development during his entire professional career.  After graduating from Marshall University in 1998 with a B.S. degree, Shane began working with the WV Development Office in Charleston before coming to Region VII Planning and Development Council in 2000.

Since 2000, Shane has acquired extensive expertise in strategic planning, economic development, community development, project management, grant/loan administration and budgeting.  His passion and dedication come from the commitment of trying to make this region a better place to live and work.