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burkeCHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Manufacturers Association announced addition of Brooksanna Burke to the WVMA team. Burke began her role as Administrative Coordinator on May 9. 

“Brooksanna Burke is a wonderful compliment to the WVMA team and an example of the young talent we need to work to retain and attract in our state”, said WVMA President Rebecca McPhail. “We are thrilled to have her work in our service to the state’s manufacturing industry.”

Brooksanna is a December 2022 graduate of the University of Charleston where she studied Biology and won entry into the Innovation Scholars program. During her time at the university, Burke was a WV Collegiate Business Plan Finalist in 2018 and 2019 as the inventor of a medical device called Insularm. She has an innovative nature through her well-rounded yet unique professional experiences. 

On the Marshall University campus, there are two buildings that stand side by side. One is the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex Engineering School. The other is the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. They represent two very different West Virginia futures.

As reported by The Herald-Dispatch at the time of his death, Arthur Weisberg served in the U.S. Army with valor in Europe during World War II and graduated from City College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He took a job with Halstead Industries to build a steel mill in New Haven.

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The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is transforming its annual conference to reflect modern trends in their industry.

What formerly was known as the Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference now will take place as the 2022 Manufacturing and Energy Growth Summit, or MEGS. The WVMA will hold this annual conference in Wheeling for the first time, giving attendees the opportunity to visit the Northern Panhandle. 

MEGS will take place May 2-3, 2022, at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling.