James William “Jim Bill” Harvey was born and raised in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Graduated from Collins High School in Oak Hill, West Virginia University Tech and West Virginia University with BS degrees in Mining Engineering, Industrial Management and a Masters in Business Administration. He spent the first seven years of his career in the WV coal mining industry, working in engineering and production management for a large underground coal mining operation owned by a group of domestic and foreign steel companies. He spent the next 25 years working in the energy insurance industry for Wells Fargo (and one of their acquisitions). Since 2012, he has worked in energy banking and insurance with Huntington National Bank. Jim Bill and his wife Sharon currently split their time between Bristol, VA, Charleston, WV and Morgantown, WV. Jim Bill was presented the 2012 Distinguished Engineer of Mines from the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. Jim Bill has served on the WVU Alumni Board of Directors since 2011. He is a Gold Life member and Marmaduke Dent Society member of the WVU Alumni Association.