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“Bill Bissett has been a great state director and will do well as the new leader of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association,” Capito said. “I have known Bill prior to serving in Congress and always appreciate his insights and ability. I thank Bill for his leadership and service to the people of West Virginia and know he will do great things for the manufacturers.”

Bissett will continue to serve as state director for Senator Capito until December 31, 2023, when he will transition to lead the WVMA. 

“My career has been full of meaningful opportunities connected to my home state of West Virginia from a variety of perspectives. Joining the WVMA is the perfect chance for me to dig in and work with the people who rescued our nation during the pandemic and are building our future – the manufacturers,” Bissett said. “This segment of our economy has boundless potential, and I look forward to helping manufacturers grow and prosper within the Mountain State.” 

McPhail leaves the WVMA after more than a decade of serving as its president. With the support of the WVMA board operations director, Kristen Harrison, she will work with Bissett to ensure a smooth transition.