Kathryn Stanley Named to RCBI Workforce Development Post

Kathryn L. StanleyHUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Kathryn L. Stanley of West Union, W.Va. (Doddridge County), has been appointed a Workforce Development Recruiter for the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber announced.

Although she will be based at the RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Bridgeport, W.Va., Ms. Stanley will have statewide responsibilities, Ms. Weber said. “We believe her extensive experience in technical education and professional continuing education will be a significant asset in advancing RCBI’s workforce training mission and informing West Virginians about the wide array of technical training programs available to them,” Ms. Weber said.

A native of Grants Pass, Oregon, Ms. Stanley received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University in 1987. She also earned a commission as U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery officer through the university’s ROTC program and served on active duty from 1987 to 1990, primarily at air defense sites near Baumholder, West Germany.

She began her career in educational programs in 1990 as a recruiter and then placement director for ITT Technical Institute and later served in administrative positions with ClinServices from 2000 to 2003 and West Virginia Junior College from 2003 to 2007. Most recently, she was corporate enrollment coordinator and northern West Virginia enrollment coordinator for Mountain State University.

Active in community affairs, Ms. Stanley is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia’s Class of 2009; she serves as president of the Salem-Doddridge County Kiwanis Club, board member of HOPE Inc., a multi-county task force on domestic violence, and member of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

She is the mother of three: Breanna, 20, Wesley, 17, and Genevieve, 16.

RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the region. Operating from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the commercial sector.