Elkins – When you open the pages of the Fall issue of WV Living magazine, you’ll find a familiar face in the profiles of 2020 Wonder Women. Davis & Elkins College First Lady Lisa Messinger Wood is among the honorees.
Every year, the magazine selects women who bring the Mountain State spirit to everything they do, proving that superheroes don’t have to be superhuman. This year’s theme is “The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.”
Wood was honored for her work at D&E and as the executive director of the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband, D&E President Chris A. Wood, are natives of Huntington, West Virginia. After living in several other states, the family returned to West Virginia in 2016.
“West Virginia has always been home,” Wood said. “The opportunity to come back here and finish our careers has been a blessing for sure. The people of this area have welcomed us and made us feel like we are a part of the community. Giving back is my way of saying thank you to them.”
The ceremony unveiling the 50 amazing West Virginia women will be hosted virtually on October 20 with keynote speaker Ivin B. Lee, West Virginia’s first female police chief and Charleston’s first black female police officer.
Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.