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Rebecca R. McPhail joined the WVMA as its president in 2013.

McPhail previously served at the President of state economic development organization Vision Shared.  Prior to her work at Vision Shared, McPhail was Assistant Vice President of Development at Marshall University. Before returning to West Virginia in 2003, she served as Grant Development and Research Manager and Interim Director of Development for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.

McPhail is a graduate of the West Virginia Institute of Technology with a B.A. in History and Government.  She is a member of the WV Department of Environmental Protection Advisory Council, the WV Early Childhood Development Council, serves on the boards of the University of Charleston, West Virginia Symphony, and the YMCA of the Kanawha Valley. She is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia, was named the West Virginia University Institute of Technology Alumni of the year in 2019,  and recognized as 2017 Young Gun by The West Virginia Executive magazine. 

McPhail resides in Charleston, WV with her husband David Yaussy, and two sons, Garrett and Owen.

Upcoming Dates

16 Jun
KVAIM (Host: Covestro)
Date 06.16.2020 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Edgewood Country Club
1600 Edgewood Drive, Charleston, WV  25302


19 Jun
WVMA Board
06.19.2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Procter & Gamble
Martinsburg WV

26 Jun
Human Resource Committee
06.26.2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


USI Insurance
1 Hillcrest Drive East
Charleston, WV  25311

7 Jul
WVMA EF Board Retreat
07.07.2020 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cafe Cimino
616 Main Street, Sutton, WV  26601




21 Jul
KVAIM (Host: IVS Hyrdo)
07.21.2020 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Edgewood Country Club
1600 Edgewood Drive, Charleston, WV  25302