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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Nationally Recognized Speakers

Andrea Gielen 

Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ms. Gielen's current research focuses on the use of computers for patient and public safety education; community interventions to improve home safety; translation research to disseminate proven injury prevention interventions; the impact of housing conditions on child safety; and stage tailored clinical interventions for survivors of domestic violence living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at:

James Alan Fox

The Lipman Family Professor Criminology, Law, and Public Policy
Former dean of the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston

James Alan Fox has published eighteen books --  including Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder, and Violence and Security on Campus: 
From Preschool through College -- and hundreds of articles and newspaper columns on serial murder, mass killing, school shootings, youth violence and capital punishment. He also writes the "Crime and Punishment" blog for the Boston Globe. As an authority on homicide and violence, he appears regularly on national television and radio programs, and is frequently interviewed by the press. He also served as news analyst for NBC and FOX. He was profiled in the New York Times, in Scientific American, and in a two-part cover story in USA Today that described him as "arguably the nation's foremost criminologist." Fox 
often gives lectures and expert testimony, including over one hundred keynote or campus-wide addresses around the country, fifteen appearances before the U.S. Congress, and briefings at the White 
House and the Department of Justice.


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Rod Reder

Vice President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention
Capt. Rod Reder (Retired) was with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Tampa Fl. for 29 years. He was most recently assigned as a Deputy District Commander. Rod was previously the Crimes Against Persons supervisor, and was the Domestic Violence Coordinator for the Sheriff's Office for seven years. He has taught for Florida State University, the University of South Florida and the U.S. Army.

Rod is recognized nationwide as an expert in domestic violence by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U. S. Department of Justice. He 
has received numerous awards such as the Florida Governor's "Peace 
at Home Award". Rod is the Vice President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention. Rod is a graduate of the 109th session of the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville. Rod is the past Board Chairman of the Family Justice Center -Hillsborough County and serves on the Florida Attorney General's statewide Fatality Review Team.  Rod has 
a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa.


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