Meet The Team


Olen York, J.D., LL.M


Tricia Ball, M.Ed

Associate Director

Entrepreneurs in Resident (EIRs)

Our EIRs will provide expertise in social entrepreneurship and technology, respectively, to support the iCenter’s entrepreneurship and innovation programming. They will mentor students, collaborate with faculty, provide thought leadership and best practices, coach start-ups in the Brad D. Smith Business Incubator, and collaborate on programs aimed at creating high-growth and high impact start-ups. 

Founding Member of Tech304

Founder and CEO of Coalfield Development

iCenter Graduate Assistant

Our iCenter GA is a Marshall University student who has completed Stanford's University Innovation Fellows program. The University Innovation Fellows program empowers  students and faculty to become leaders of change in higher education. Fellows are leading a global movement to ensure that all students gain the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to navigate a complex world. 

Kelly Leonard

Class: First Year MBA

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Huntington, WV

Bill Bissett          

Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce


Chris Chavez


Jim Datin


Brandon Dennison

Coalfield Development Corp.

Lee Farabaugh 


Alan Letton

MET Inc. 

Derick Maggard

Virginia Tech

MacKenzie Morley

CJ Hughes Construction

Phoebe Patton Randolph

Edward Tucker Architects 

Audy Perry

Heritage Farms

Jason Quehl


Skye Reymond

Terbium Labs

Isabelle Rogner



Diana Sole Walko

Motion Masters 

Marshall University Ex Officio Members 

Christine Ingersoll 

Associate Professor, Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Kevin Levine 

Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business 

Dr. Avi Mukherjee       

Dean, Lewis College of Business 


Bob Plymale 

Director, Appalachian Transportation Institute and Center for Business and Economic Research 

Jeremy Turner

Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business 

Board of Advisors

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Part of the Lewis College of Business and

Brad D. Smith Schools of Business

Corbly Hall 336

One John Marshall Drive Huntington, WV 25755

E: P: (304) 696-5105

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