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About Putnam County Development Authority

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Established
1961

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Creating Jobs and Facilitating Development

The Putnam County Development Authority (PCDA) is a quasi-government agency that was established in 1961. Over the years, PCDA has established business parks, entertained and won development contracts for manufacturing and industrial companies, and has helped retain the businesses that already call Putnam County home.

The organization focuses on creating jobs, increasing the tax base, and facilitating development in the county through business attraction and retention which consists of widely different and unique tasks. At its core, PCDA is driving development in Putnam County.

Are you a business interested in moving, locating, or growing in Putnam County? Not sure where to start? Call PCDA to connect you with the resources you need.

Morganne Tenney

Executive Director

mtenney@pcda.org

Morganne Tenney was named the Executive Director of the Putnam County Development Authority in March of 2022.  Prior to taking this role, she served as a Business Retention and Expansion Manager with the WV Dept. of Economic Development serving existing WV manufacturers and targeted industries in a twelve-county region. Morganne was born and raised in Putnam County, the daughter of a Poca Dot and a Winfield General, and she graduated from Winfield High School. As a native Putnam Countian, Morganne believes wholeheartedly in the loyalty and passion that drives her work.

In her first six months with PCDA, she restructured the organization, connected manufacturers with local and regional education, doubled private funding, and entertained domestic and international prospects.  Morganne is active in her community, is a worship leader at River Ridge Teays Valley, and can typically be found outside. She now resides in Scott Depot, but still loves traveling the world, with her husband, J.R., son, Landon, and Goldendoodle, Wrigley.

Morganne Tenney

Executive Director

mtenney@pcda.org

Morganne Tenney was named the Executive Director of the Putnam County Development Authority in March of 2022.  Prior to taking this role, she served as a Business Retention and Expansion Manager with the WV Dept. of Economic Development serving existing WV manufacturers and targeted industries in a twelve-county region. Morganne was born and raised in Putnam County, the daughter of a Poca Dot and a Winfield General, and she graduated from Winfield High School. As a native Putnam Countian, Morganne believes wholeheartedly in the loyalty and passion that drives her work.

In her first six months with PCDA, she restructured the organization, connected manufacturers with local and regional education, doubled private funding, and entertained domestic and international prospects.  Morganne is active in her community, is a worship leader at River Ridge Teays Valley, and can typically be found outside. She now resides in Scott Depot, but still loves traveling the world, with her husband, J.R., son, Landon, and Goldendoodle, Wrigley.

Leanne Stowers

Economic Development Manager

lstowers@pcda.org

Leanne D. Stowers works as the Economic Development Manager for the Putnam County Development Authority. She holds a bachelor’s degree in in Multidisciplinary Studies from West Virginia University and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Leanne also worked as an Apprenticeship Program Coordinator and Business Retention and Expansion representative for the West Virginia Department of Economic Development prior to joining PCDA. Previous experience includes working as an Education and Workforce Training Specialist for Charleston Area Alliance and managing its business retention and expansion program.

Leanne is an avid reader and enjoys writing. She is a life-long resident of West Virginia and enjoys hiking, biking and other outdoor activities with her husband, Derrick and two daughters, Lauryn and Lindsey. She is also a mom to a wonderful rescue, pooch, Flax.

Meet The Board of Directors

PCDA Board of Directors

C.D. Caldwell
PCTC

Zach Crede
Crede Lawn Care

Scott Edwards
Netranom

Matthew Graves
Toyota

Al Howard
Metal Center 

Glenn Jeffries
Cornerstone Int./ Trinity Rebar

Jack McLane
Community Representative

Alan Noffsinger
Community Representative

Joe McDonie
Citation Invt. Beacon Dev. 

Mary Prim
Mary K Prim PLLC

Jolita Raine
Town of Poca

Carrie Grimm
Triad Engineering

Adam Sigman
SIG Management

Andy Skidmore
County Commissioner 

Douglas Tate
Alpha Technologies

Heather Vanater
AEP

George Woodrum
Community Representative

Rocky Young
Poca Valley Bank

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Contact us

971 WV-34, Hurricane, WV

OFFICE ADDRESS

304-757-0318

PHONE NUMBER

pcda@pcda.org

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