Rebecca R. McPhail is president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA), the largest business and trade organization representing the manufacturing industry in the Mountain State. As president, Ms. McPhail is the voice for manufacturers with state and federal regulators and elected leaders, advocating for policies and partnerships that encourage economic investment and manufacturing growth in West Virginia.
Before joining the WVMA in 2013, Ms. McPhail was president and CEO of Vision Shared Inc., a statewide economic development organization. A West Virginia native, Ms. McPhail spent time working as a grant development and research manager and interim director of development for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, before returning home in 2003 to join the Marshall University Foundation staff.
Among her many professional responsibilities, Ms. McPhail is a member of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Advisory Council; she is a member of the West Virginia University Stadler College of Engineering and Mineral Sciences Advisory Board; and she serves on the boards of the High Technology Foundation, West Virginia Symphony, YMCA of the Kanawha Valley and University of Charleston.
Ms. McPhail graduated from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 1996 and was Alumni of the Year by her alma mater in 2019. She is also a 2012 graduate of Leadership West Virginia, and was named a 2017 Young Gun by West Virginia Executive magazine. She resides in Charleston, W.Va., with her husband David Yaussy, and two sons, Garrett and Owen.