Richard. L. Slater Named Chairman of West Virginia Roundtable


Charleston, W.V., August 29, 2013 – Richard L. Slater has been elected Chairman of the West Virginia Roundtable, an independent, nonprofit, and non-partisan business organization dedicated to creating a viable business climate in the Mountain State.

Slater is the managing partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman in West Virginia and member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He has served as a member of the Roundtable since 2007 alongside educational, business and community leaders from around the state.

“I am very honored to be elected by the outstanding business leaders of West Virginia as the Chairman of the Roundtable,” Slater said. “Our group of CEO's and private sector entrepreneurs truly understand what it takes to  build equity in our state, while creating good paying jobs. As we move forward, I am excited about the opportunities before us to continue to improve the economic vitality of our state and our citizens."

Slater succeeds chairman Stephen J. Kopp, Ph.D., president of Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia and will be joined by newly-elected vice chairman Thomas A. Heywood, a Charleston attorney and managing partner of Bowles Rice LLP.

“The Roundtable has a legacy of distinguished leaders serving as its chair,” said Paul Arbogast, president of the West Virginia Roundtable. “Rick's vision and focus on the important issues facing West Virginia positions him to lead us successfully. I look forward to working with him as our new chairman.”

The West Virginia Roundtable was developed in 1984 and seeks to create opportunity and wealth for all West Virginians.

About West Virginia Roundtable

The West Virginia Roundtable is an independent, nonprofit and non-partisan organization comprised of the state's leading chief executive officers. The Roundtable is committed to advocating public policies that create economic opportunities and wealth for all West Virginians. Visit for more information.

About Dixon Hughes Goodman

As a major CPA and consulting firm in West Virginia, and with more than 1,800 people in 30 offices in 11 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman ranks among the nation’s top 15 CPA firms.  In addition to comprehensive accounting and advisory services, the firm focuses on eight major industries and serves clients internationally and in all 50 states. Visit for additional information.

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