West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Cabinet Secretary Ferguson Appoints Sara Walker to Lead the West Virginia Division of Personnel

9/8/2009 CHARLESTON, W.Va.Cabinet Secretary Robert W. Ferguson, Jr. announced the selection of Sara P. Walker to serve as director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel, effective today.

With an impressive background in the field of human resources, Walker most recently served as director of human resources for Jackson Kelly PLLC since 1995. With more than 15 years in human resource management in the healthcare and legal executive environments along with an extensive knowledge of personnel training and development, Walker demonstrates excellent leadership and communication skills.

Prior to this position, she served as Education/CQI Coordinator for St. Francis Hospital in Charleston; Human Resources Manager for Medical Facilities of America in Roanoke, VA; and Administrative Assistant to the President, Adjunct Faculty, for West Virginia State University in Institute.

 “With her vast experience in human resources, Sara brings to our state government the insight and innovative mindset that we need as we move forward on the initiatives currently underway within the Division of Personnel,” Secretary Ferguson said. “In the midst of our state study on the classification and compensation plans within state government and our strong focus on creating a strategic workforce plan, her efforts will enhance our personnel operations so we may better serve all West Virginians.”

Walker is a graduate of King College in Bristol, TN, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history. She later earned her master’s degree in management, with emphasis in employee relations, from the University of West Virginia, College of Graduate Studies (now Marshall University Graduate College).

Walker replaces Otis Cox, who left the position, effective April 14, 2009.

Contact Information

Diane Holly
304-558-0661