Weirton Area Port Authority Board

In 2011 WAPA's Board was expanded from a 5 members to 7 members to provide wider representation from regional public and private entities and to also bring wider expertise to the Port.

The 7-member Board consists of approved individuals with one appointed by the City of Weirton, one appointed by BHJMPC, and one citizen from each of Brooke and Hancock Counties. The remaining positions can be filled by approved individuals, representing either public or private entities.  

WAPA Officers:                                             Term Expires
     Chairman:           BJ DeFelice                    Jan. 2014 (1yr)
     Vice Chairman:        open                
     Secretary:           Mark Glyptis                   Jan. 2014 (1yr)

WAPA Board Members:    (voting)
     BJ DeFelice        -  CPM, Global Sourcing, Hancock County

     Doug Velegol     -  Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Global Manufacturing
     Mark Glyptis      -  USW Local 2911 President; ArcelorMittal
     Santo Santoro    -  USW District 1 Representative, Brooke County
     John Dietz          -  Astorino Architecture; Engineering & Construction
     Tony Paletta      -  (resigned 10-15-13)
     Dolph Santorine -  (resigned 10-15-13)

WAPA Executive Staff:
     Exec.Director:    -- Karl Keffer IV

WAPA Legal Counsel:  Bill Bresee; Leech Tishman Fuscaldo, Lampl LLC; Pittsburgh, PA *

WAPA Non-Profit - Weirton Area Port Authority, Inc.; Weirton, WV
     General Manager - Jim Greco

WAPA Emeritus Board Members:  (non-voting)
     Victor Greco Sr. -  Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center
     Art Miser            -  Weirton Municipal Hospital Building Commission
     John C Brown, PhD, AICP -  Brooke Hancock Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission



Last Updated: 01/26/2014 05:52:00 PM