Tiffany Ellis-Williams
(Moderator)

Tiffany Ellis-Williams is the Director of the West Virginia State University Economic Development Center, where she oversees and manages the daily operations of the facility. The West Virginia State University Economic Development Center provides entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses and local organizations access to a low-cost co-sharing and multimedia production facility. The center also provides various business and community development workshops that will enable the entrepreneur or small business to start, grow and expand their business.

Prior to joining West Virginia State University Extension Program, Mrs. Ellis-Williams was the Manager of Business Development of the West Virginia Development Office. Mrs. Ellis-Williams was responsible for business development by promoting the State of West Virginia as the prime location for business investment and job creation.  She also acted as a liaison for coordinating and managing all project development activities including:  real estate, financing, tax, demographics, transportation, permitting, infrastructure and training. 

At the West Virginia Development Office, Mrs. Ellis-Williams was instrumental in recruiting Armstrong World Industries, PVC Chemicals, Rockwool, HT Hackney and Carbon Activated to the State. Regarding expansion projects within the State, Mrs. Ellis-Williams led the handling of the expansions of American Woodmark Corporation, Quad Graphics, and Northrop Grumman.

Mrs. Ellis-Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from West Virginia State University and a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from Marshall University. Mrs. Ellis-Williams currently lives in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband and three kids.