Senior staff at the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) are being promoted to new positions within the organization to respond to increased local and regional business, community, and economic outdoor industry needs.

Effective July 1, Andrew “Andy” Davis was named the new Manager of Gateway Community Initiatives and Mary Legg moved into the Outdoor Industry Business Advisor role at the NRGRDA’s WV Hive.

Davis, hired in December 2020 as special projects coordinator, has lead the regional development of infrastructure assets related to the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and focuses his efforts on increasing the capacity and presence of the gateway communities of the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.

Legg, a business advisor at the WV Hive since March 2020, is now focusing her expertise with firms in the gateway communities in Fayette, Nicholas, Summers, and Raleigh Counties.

Jina Belcher, executive director of NRGRDA, said Davis and Legg will be focused on the outdoor economy of the New River Gorge region.

Judy Moore, director of the WV Hive, said, “Given the recent increase in businesses development around the new national park, Mary will concentrate on marketing, product development, financing and human resources needs for firms in our gateway communities.”

– The Register-Herald

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