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UHC Board Members

March 6th, 2012

John Elder, a former key executive with CCE, Inc.; a responsive contracting services that supports large facilities and infrastructures by managing construction projects focused on renovation, rehabilitation and repair work, the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation and Toothman Rice, PLLC, is currently serving on the United Hospital Center Board of Directors.

Elder graduated cum laude from West Virginia University (WVU) in 1976 with a Bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting.  Elder achieved a Master's certificate from WVU in federal government contracting.  He has been an adjunct faculty member of WVU and Marshall University for the Federal Market Group Federal Government Contracting courses and has taught accounting as a part-time instructor at Fairmont State University.  

He continued to expand his knowledge by attending the Venture Capital Institute at Emory University.  In 2011, Elder was a candidate for certification as a Certified Valuation Analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts having passed a written professional examination and currently completing a case study for completion of the certification process. 

Elder has taken on various roles and offices during his successful career.  In November 2001, he joined the WVHTC Foundation and served multiple roles throughout his tenure as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Executive Vice-President.  Additionally, he oversaw the WVHTC Foundation's INNOVA Commercialization Group that specializes in cultivating business growth by providing vital knowledge, resources and investment funding to companies and entrepreneurs in order to assist them in taking products and prototypes to commercial market. 

At CCE, Inc. Elder served as one of the four members of the global executive team as Chief Administration Officer.  He is a past president of the Central Chapter of the WVSCPAs, past member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Society of CPAs, past member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Council, past Treasurer of the Harrison County Catholic School System and past member of the Marion County United Way.  He has served as past Treasurer of the Board of Directors to United Hospital Center of Clarksburg, past member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia University Hospital System, past Vice-President to the Board of Directors of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development, and past Director of the First Exchange Bank.

He is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of the Information Technology and Consulting Divisions of the AICPA.  Also, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Immaculate Conception Parish Finance Council in Clarksburg.

Elder and his wife, Mary Rose, reside in Country Club Addition in Clarksburg.  Their youngest daughter, Jenna, is attending WVU Graduate School of Nursing and their oldest daughter, Christa, is a doctor of pharmacy.  Their son, John Paul, is a civil engineer. 



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