Governor Early Ray Tomblin has appointed Parkersburg resident Jeffrey Matheny to the Board of Governors of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Matheny fills the seat left vacant by Gregory K. Smith, retired president and CEO of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Smith resigned from the Board last month after 10 years of service on the WVU Parkersburg Board of Advisors and Board of Governors.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Greg Smith for his years of service at WVU Parkersburg,” said Jamie Six, Board chair. “He has served on various committees and was very committed to helping the college expand and grow its programs, and he will be greatly missed. We wish him well in his years of retirement.”
President of Physician’s Business Office, Inc. in Parkersburg, Matheny has 24 years of healthcare management experience and 16 years in physician practice management. He holds an MBA from West Virginia University and is a certificate medical practice executive. He and his wife Melanie have three children, Alicia, Robert and Madison.
“Jeff Matheny will be a great addition to our Board,” said Six. “He has a proven community involvement history through the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Parkersburg, and his church, including mission trips to Nicaragua and Zimbabwe. His employment in the medical arena will bring great insight to the future needs of the health care arena as we continue to develop and strengthen our various programs we offer at WVU Parkersburg.”