Kelly Workman is Director of the West Virginia Office of Broadband and Administrative Director of the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council within the West Virginia Department of Economic Development.
Mrs. Workman has more than 20 years of experience in the management and administration of Federal and State grant programs designed to support critical infrastructure investments, overseeing the successful investment of more than $100 million throughout the State. Her experience spans water and wastewater infrastructure, housing, broadband, and numerous economic and community development initiatives, through federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant program and Neighborhood Stabilization program, and Appalachian Regional Commission. She has managed numerous state initiatives, including the Local Economic Development and Certified Development Community programs.
In 2017, she was appointed as the West Virginia Department of Commerce liaison to the West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council to coordinate broadband development programs throughout the State. Working with the Council, she assisted broadband project teams in West Virginia as they competed for federal funding and secured more than $60 million through numerous federal agencies.
She is currently coordinating the development of programs to expand broadband connectivity in West Virginia through the utilization of funds provided to West Virginia through the American Rescue Plan Act.
Ms. Workman holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Concord University and a Master’s Degree from Marshall University. Here experience includes positions in the West Virginia Senate and the West Virginia Department of Administration. Her professional background includes marketing and communications, project management, technical writing, training, and human resource management. She resides in Charleston with her husband and their two daughters.