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PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS/AFFILIATIONS

  • Marshall University Foundation Board - Appointed in 2013 for a three year term

  • Marshall University College of Business Advisory Board - Board of Directors, President 2000 – 2002, current member

  • Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College – Board of Governors, Chair 2008 – 2012

  • BridgeValley Community and Technical College - Secretary of the Board of Governor’s 2013 - present

  • Education Commission for the States – 3 year term beginning 2015

  • WV Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways - Appointed by Governor Tomblin and currently serving

  • WV Business and Industry Council (BIC) – Chairman 2008 – 2013, current board member

  • West Virginians for Better Transportation – Board of Directors 2007 - present

  • WV HI-Y Youth in Government – Board of Directors Petroleum

  • Marketers Association of America – Board of Directors, 2005 - present

  • Leadership West Virginia - Graduate of the Class of 1993 –Chairman of the Board 1999, 2000,

  • Lifetime Member WV Society of Association Executives – Chairman 2005, current member

  • Edgewood Summit Board of Directors – Appointed 2013 for a three year term

  • Named West Virginia Safety Champion of the Year by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program - 2013

  • Inducted into the Marshall University School of Business Hall of Fame – April 2015

  • Award Champion of Children by Children’s Home Society of WV in 2012 Awarded American Trucking Associations Image Award in 2009

  • Named one of the Top Ten Lobbyists in 2005 by The State Journal

  • Inducted into Marshall University Beta Gamma Sigma as an Honoree – April 2003

  • Fundraiser for various West Virginia children’s charity including Make-A-Wish, YMCA, Children’s Miracle Network and Children’s Home Society raising in excess of $ 2,200,000 since 2003

Jan VineyardJan Vineyard

CAREER SUMMARY

Following her graduation from Marshall University, Jan worked for Ashland Oil Inc. for 15 years dealing with the supply, transportation and sales of gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products.

In July of 1993, she became the executive director of the West Virginia Petroleum Marketers Association (WVPMA) and West Virginia Association of Convenience Stores (WVACS). Three years later, Jan led the merger of these two groups to create the WV Oil Marketers and Grocers Association Inc. (OMEGA), with Jan being named president of the new organization.

In 2006, OMEGA entered into a joint venture with the West Virginia Trucking Association (WVTA). In January 2013, OMEGA entered into another joint venture with the WV Wholesaler’s Association (WVWA). On January 1, 2014, Jan and her staff took over managemen tof the Independent Insurance Agents of WV, Inc. (IIAWV).

In addition to her role with OMEGA, Jan acts as president of WVTA and executive director of WVWA, and Chief Executive Officer of the IIAWV, serving three organizations with over 800 members. Jan promotes cooperation between the industries through the pursuit of their common interests and goals and by providing support and services to members.

For each organization, Jan and her staff work hard to promote and improve the business interest of the member companies by increasing awareness of the industries at the federal, state and local level; lobbying for passage of legislation favorable to the industries; sponsoring and promoting educational seminars, trade expos and conventions; as well as providing educational resources to members; and above all, creating and maintaining higher standards and policing trade abuses within the industries.

EDUCATION

Marshall University - A.S. Retailing, B.B.A. Marketing & Transportation, M.B.A.

PERSONAL

Jan was born to Charles and Wanda Smith in Nitro, WV.  She graduated from Nitro High School prior to entering Marshall University.  Jan is married to Gary Vineyard for 31 years.   Gary is from South Charleston and an Electrical Engineer from Virginia Tech.  Gary retired from Dow Chemical Company and currently works for Hewlett Packard. Together they have one son, Craig Vineyard, who resides in Huntington  with his dog, Wink.

ASSOCIATION PROFILES

WV Oil Marketers & Grocers Association - OMEGA

OMEGA members are local, community-based businesses and true entrepreneurs that touch our lives every day. OMEGA represents the convenience store operators, independent grocers and petroleum marketers that provide the daily necessities to maintain our quality of life. From gas, coffee and food to oils and lubricants, OMEGA members keep West Virginia residents and businesses running. More than 10 percent of all state taxes are generated through sales at OEMGA member businesses. OMEGA also takes pride in giving back to their communities. Since 2003, OMEGA has donated over $2.2 million to West Virginia children’s charities through various fundraising events throughout the state. OMEGA works closely with the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

West Virginia Trucking Association - WVTA

The West Virginia Trucking Association is a statewide, non-profit association of trucking companies, private fleet operators, industry suppliers and other firms and individuals interested in the well-being of motor transportation at the local, state and national levels. The represented businesses engage in the transport of goods and services throughout the state. WVTA represents both family-owned and corporate trucking businesses with interstate operations. WVTA is an integral part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), which is headquartered in Washington, DC.

West Virginia Wholesalers Association - WVWA

The purpose of the West Virginia Wholesalers Association is to achieve a closer cooperation among wholesalers and manufacturers and all facets of the distributive and merchandising industry; to present a united front in the face of adverse legislation and regulations and to promote fair legislation; to assist its members in state tax matters; and to increase and stimulate business within the state of West Virginia. WVWA is associated with the Convenience Distribution Association (CSA).

Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia, Inc. - IIAWV

The Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia, Inc., is the unrelenting advocate for independent insurance agents and fulfills member needs while serving the public's best interest. Our Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents, unlike company-employed of “captive” agents, represent more than one insurance company, which enables them to offer clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life, health and retirement products. Independent agents own their local businesses and can be found on nearly every main street in West Virginia. IIAWV strives to provide an open forum for addressing independent agent concerns as well as providing a vehicle for the promotion of change. IIAWV maintains affiliation with The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), our national organization.

WVTA Members Receive a 2.7% discount
West Virginia Trucking Association members recieve a 2.7% discount

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  • Fuel Truck Delivery Driver

    Employer: Precision Delivery Inc.

    Job Type: Full time

    Location: Whitesville, WV

    Precision Delivery, a subsidiary of R.T. Rogers Oil Co. is currently looking for Class B full-time delivery driver for gasoline and diesel fuels. This position requires either a Class A or Class B CDL license with tanker and haz-mat endorsements. One year of relevant experience is also required. R.T. Rogers Oil Company was established in 1971 […]
  • Now Hiring Experienced Flatbed Drivers!

    Employer: Burns Motor Freight, Inc.

    Job Type: Full time

    Location: Marlinton WV

    Burns Motor Freight, Inc., an equal opportunity employer, is now hiring experienced over-the-road, flatbed CDL truck drivers. Applicants Must Possess the Following: Minimum of 2 Years Tractor w/ Flatbed Experience (Tarps) Experience Driving in the Eastern half of the United States No Preventable Accidents During the Past 3 Years WHY DRIVE FOR BURNS MOTOR FREIGHT, […]
  • Class A CDL Drivers / Lease Operators Needed

    Employer: J.P. Trucking, Inc

    Job Type: Full time

    Location: Falling Waters, WV

    Class A CDL Drivers / Lease Operators Needed Compensation:Weekly pay depending on how much you want to work.Drivers:  $1,000-$1,500Lease Operators: $3,000-$5,000 JP Trucking in Falling Waters, WV has immediate openings for Drivers and Operators with 1 Year of verifiable safe driving experience to haul dry bulk tankers. JP Trucking is a family owned business that […]