For more information, contact a member of our business development team.

Kensie Hamilton:, (304) 941-0600
Mark Lamborn:, (304) 543-2505

The Face of Business in West Virginia

West Virginia Executive magazine has a proud tradition of being a cheerleader for the Mountain State. Through eye-catching photography and in-depth editorial, we shed a positive light on our state’s success stories as a way of encouraging our leaders—both present and upcoming.

In 15 years, the magazine has experienced phases of change, from layout design to ownership, but one thing has always remained the same: the integrity of our product.

With four issues a year, we print an average of 25,000 copies per issue that are distributed to the decision makers in West Virginia: CEOs/CFOs/COOs, business owners, politicians and educators. Our magazine can be found in more than 900 physicians’ waiting rooms and hospitals and in the guest rooms of The Greenbrier, Oglebay Resort, Waterfront Place Hotel, Stonewall Resort, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Glade Springs Resort, Charleston Marriott, and Charleston’s Embassy Suites.

Our magazines go to members of WVHTC Foundation, IOGA, WVONGA, the West Virginia Coal Association and the directors of statewide organizations like the WV Manufacturers Association, WV Development Office and WV Department of Environmental Protection. Our mail list also contains 375 elected officials, education associations, colleges and universities, K-12 facilities, corporate centers, banks, law offices and national corporate offices.

Our advertisers find themselves in front of the niche market they require to grow their businesses, and twice a year WVE provides the opportunity to network with members of that market in person through launch parties and the Young Guns reception.

We’re proud of how far WVE has come in the 15 years, and we are looking forward to where the future will take us and our great State of West Virginia.

Ad Requirements

We only accept ads in .PDF, .TIF, or .JPG formats. They must be at least 300 dpi and in CMYK format. All fonts must be included if applicable. Submissions must be 100 percent of the reproduction size.

If ad requires a bleed (see ad size chart) add .125″ to all sides of the ad beyond trim size. Keep live matter at least .25″ from the trim.

Regardless of how the file is presented, a high-resolution, exact color match of the ad must be provided in order to ensure final print quality.

Send your final ad files to us at this e-mail:

If Executive Ink, LLC is retained to build your ad, you are responsible for providing ad copy, images, logo (please submit logo in .EPS format when possible) and any other materials required to build the ad, in a timely manner. A proof will be provided. Please review the proof very carefully; you are the final authority with respect to approval of the advertisement and it will print as approved.

Article Submissions

Interested in submitting an article to West Virginia Executive? WVE welcomes pitches from professionals in business, education, industry and government. The magazine publishes original, first rights material. To be considered please submit one to two paragraphs outlining the topic, information sources and why the article would be relevant to WVE’s readership. WVE follows the marketplace submission theory which encourages that articles be presented with new angles, fresh twists and riveting human interest emphasis. While this is a business magazine, articles should be easy-to-read and interesting to all audiences. Articles wishing to be considered for a particular issue must be submitted a minimum of two months in advance. Please submit all information to Kensie Hamilton at