Bill Woodrum has been named Senior Program Officer at the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation where he will lead community and economic development initiatives in West Virginia. Bill has been working to advance community and economic development initiatives in West Virginia for the past 30 years. His diverse career spans work in systems-building, fund development, small business development, technology transfer, extension programs, and agriculture. bill's experience and knowledge of the Benedum Foundation's initatives will enable a smooth transition as Mary Hunt retires from the foundation after 22 years. The Benedum Foundation has been making grants in West Virginia for over 75 years and currently has two program officers based out of West Virginia, who are purposefully embedded in the work at a very intimate level.