Serving to continue the revitalization and transformation of the district

CMS East End Board of Advisors


Mary Beth Hoover – Chair
Charleston City Council (Ward 11), Head Interior Designer, Contemporary Galleries

Mike Williams – Vice-Chair
VP of Administration, CAMC General Hospital

Keeley Steele  – 2nd Vice-Chair
Owner, Bluegrass Kitchen/Tricky Fish/Frutcake


Teddy Armbrecht
Owner, The Wine and Cheese Shop

Kevin Baker
Counsel to the Senate Democrats, WV Legislature

Pat Brown
Former CURA Director

Kallie Cart
Evening Anchor, WCHS TV

Mary Anne Crickard – Past President
Retail Director, Contemporary Galleries

Larry Groce
Host/Artistic Director, Mountain Stage & Co-Director, FestivALL

Suzanne Moses-Persinger
Sales Manager, Moses Downtown

Mary Russell
Co-Owner, Contemporary Galleries

Jeremy Taylor
Assistant General Manager of Operations, West Virginia Power

Rob Thomas
COO, Old Colony Realtors

Don Wilson
Agent, Garlow Insurance

Shane Wilson
Property Owner & Broker, WV Commercial

Vasilia Scouras
Associate Producer: Mountain Stage

Morgan Robinson
Creator of Charming Charleston, Morning Host of Electric 102.7

Angela Vance
Associate State Director, Advocacy, AARP West Viriginia 


Lori Brannon
Charleston Planning Department

Jim Snyder
East End Community Association

EEMS Board Meeting pic for website

The Charleston Main Streets East End Board of Advisors is the 20-member elected body that represents the programmatic arm for the East End department of the organization. Comprised of volunteers including business owners, property owners, major anchor business representatives, elected officials, and many other members of the community that serve staggered 3-year terms, the Board of Advisors works in collaboration with the East End District Program Director to oversee all programmatic work plan items on a yearly basis. The BOA works hand in hand with staff to lead the program and provides insight, expertise, and one-of-a-kind commitment to the ongoing revitalization of the East End business district.

The Board is comprised of 4 main committees (District Development, Urban Design, Organization, and Marketing & Promotions) and a sub-committee (HallowEast). Committees are open to any member of the community willing to serve, but must be chaired by a BOA member.