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Headshot KH 1CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is proud to announce that Kristen Harrison is joining the organization as its new communications director.

Harrison, a lifelong resident of West Virginia, brings a decade of experience in legal research and communications to the WVMA. 

“Kristen understands the importance of creating a vibrant and diverse economy in our state and the important role of the manufacturing industry in West Virginia,” said WVMA President Rebecca McPhail. “She has a strong belief that young professionals should invest their time and energy in their communities to ensure a brighter future for the Mountain State. We are delighted to have her on the WVMA team as we work on behalf of the state’s manufacturers.”  

A native of Charleston, W.Va., Harrison comes to the WVMA after working at Spilman Thomas & Battle, where she served in the firm’s corporate department as a project manager, overseeing energy and real estate projects. She previously served as special assistant to the chairman of the Public Service Commission. 


In addition to professional pursuits, Harrison is an active member of the greater Charleston community where she, is president of the Capitol Market Executive Board, has served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church and is actively involved with the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation's scholarship program. She is a 2017 graduate of Leadership West Virginia and serves on the West Virginia University Classic Committee. She is a graduate of Elon College in North Carolina.