BOARD OF DIRECTORS

April Russell Perry
April Russell Perry AIA Chairman
April Russell Perry, a native of Ashland Kentucky, is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kentucky Farmers Bank (KFB)
Justin Mandel
Justin MandelAIA President
Justin leads the Alleghenies Angel Fund’s activities on a day-to-day basis and focuses on generating investment…
Martin F. Jue
Martin F. Jue AIA Director
Martin Jue is an entrepreneur, inventor and owner of several companies, including MFJ Enterprises,
Michael I. Green
Michael I. Green AIA Director
Mike Green of Morgantown, WV serves as AIA’s Chairman of the West Virginia Growth Investment Fund
Philip Borneman
Philip BornemanAIA Director
Philip Borneman is a managing partner of P&L Partners, which invests in and advises early-stage companies.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

James Hart
James Hart Executive Director
Jim Hart is based in Knoxville, TN and serves at the Executive Director of the Appalachian Investors Alliance and President/CEO of HBS Group, Inc.
Scott Ewing
Scott Ewing Principal Business Analyst
Scott Ewing is a co-founder and Principal Business Analyst in the Appalachian Investors Alliance not-for-profit corporation…
Steven B. Mercil
Steven B. Mercil Fund Management and Formation
Steve Mercil is widely recognized as “the most prolific angel group founder in the nation.”

INTERNS

Caroline Bunch
Caroline Bunch Research Assistant
Caroline Bunch is a research assistant at Appalachian Investors Alliance.