The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Dinner and Meeting on Apr. 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Greenbrier Hotel.
Business Leader of the Year honoree for 2018 will be Dr. Michael Adelman, president of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. The Chamber’s keynote speaker for the event will be Mark Bowe, star of the DIY Channel’s hit show, Barnwood Builders.
Adelman became the President of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine on Jan. 22, 2011, after serving a short term as Acting President. He previously was the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean for eight years. He was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine prior to coming to WVSOM.
He has served as the Chair for both the Council of Presidents for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and AACOM’s Board of Deans. In addition, he has served as both Chair and Co-Chair for AACOM’s Annual National Educational Meetings; a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Post-Doctoral Training; plus many other national, state and local boards.
Adelman received his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery followed by a residency in Proctology. He also received a DPM degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine and a law degree from the University of Toledo.
In addition, he has been performing magic and ventriloquism for over 40 years. He has hosted several local and regional television series and performed for many organizations and corporations throughout the United States. Currently, he is the host of Emmy-nominated “Abracadabra” a WV PBS television series, which is part of WVSOM’s Healthy Children’s Initiative.
Adelman was the first cohort of the AOA/OU-COM Health Policy Fellowship and served as the Chair of the Institute for National Health Policy and Research from 1996-1999. He lectures nationally on leadership, medical education issues as well as hospital and government regulations.
We are pleased to have Greenbrier County’s own and star of the DIY Channel’s Barnwood Builders, Mark Bowe as our keynote speaker. Mark worked his way through West Virginia University as a coal miner, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a craftsman, a businessman, a historian, and a passable break-dancer (if you give him enough room). Mark also holds a master’s degree in safety management from WVU’s College of Business. He founded his company, Antique Cabins and Barns, in 1995. In 2016 he expanded that business into what is today known as Barnwood Living. He and his longtime crew have reclaimed more than 500 pioneer-era structures. Mark is passionate about honoring the craft of America’s pioneer ancestors and is devoted to ensure their hard work lives for centuries to come.
Tickets for the event will be $98 per ticket and main sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling the Chamber at 304.645.2818. Invitations for the Annual Dinner and Meeting will be sent via mail.
Special thanks to our sponsors: ABB, Brier Properties, City National Bank, First Energy, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Invenergy, Premier Bank, Summit Community Bank, The American Beer Company, The Bank of Monroe, The Greenbrier, WVSOM, and WVVA-TV.