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Steve Bush

Executive Director

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Steve took the reins of the chamber in 2013 bringing with him the experience and leadership skills gained from a 22-year career in the United States Army. He is a graduate of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organizational Management, a four-year chamber management education program.  Steve’s goal is to continue to build meaningful relationships in the county to provide opportunity, benefit the business community, and spur economic growth for the county.


Kim Effler

Associate Director

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Kim Effler, a native of Parkersburg, WV, has called McDowell County home since 2007.  Kim has 13+ years of finance and paralegal experience.  She is passionate about cultivating strong relationships with member businesses within the Chamber family.

“I’ve learned throughout the years that in order to be content in my own life I MUST be making a difference in the lives of others. I am truly passionate about adding value to the people I connect with and within the community that I call home.  My passion to add value and make a difference in my community, combined with my experience in the legal and banking systems have led me to what I believe is the perfect profession. I am honored to be part of the team at the McDowell Chamber of Commerce.”

In addition to her role at the Chamber, Kim is a McDowell Trails Association board member and a committee member for Connect McDowell (a broadband initiative).


Tina M. Wolfe

Project Manager

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As the project manager for the Chamber, Tina produces the annual events as well as educational workshops for the members. She also serves as the communications director, website manager, and handles marketing and branding. A career media professional and former entrepreneur, she utilizes her skills to promote member businesses and the community.

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