CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — John Reisenweber, a commercial lender at Centra Bank in Martinsburg, W.Va., started his new job this week as executive director of the Jefferson County Economic Development Authority.
Reisenweber, 41, of Martinsburg, a member of the Berkeley County Development Authority since 2001, was chosen for the post from a field of more than 60 applicants.
“John impressed the Development Authority Board with his knowledge and passion for our community,” Mark Dyck, president of the Jefferson County Development Authority, said in a news release. “He believes deeply that Jefferson County can be an economic engine for our region and provide opportunities that employ our residents locally.”
“I’ve always believed that economic development can make a difference,” Reisenweber said. “I think the biggest challenge to the (county’s) overall economy is to make incremental improvements by targeting industry.”
Reisenweber said attracting high-tech industry and some manufacturing jobs would be good for the county.