F. Scott Rotruck
F. Scott Rotruck was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education in March 2016 by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to fill an unexpired term that ended Nov. 4, 2017; in November 2017, Gov. Jim Justice reappointed Rotruck to a full nine-year term ending Nov. 4, 2026.
Rotruck is the Director of Energy and Transportation Services for Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. He joined Spilman in 2013, after working 10 years in railroad operations, 20 years in regulatory and external affairs in the coal, oil & natural gas industries and six combined years as the Economic Development Director and member of the adjunct faculty at the WVU College of Business & Economics teaching Entrepreneurship. He is an accredited (Angel) investor and participant in several early stage companies in WVa.
Rotruck is a 1977 graduate of WVU, has an MBA from Frostburg State University and is a certified Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Instructor. He was appointed by four West Virginia Governors, to chair several statewide boards in economic development, tourism and venture funding. Born in Huntington, WVa., he grew up in Keyser, and now lives in Morgantown, with his wife Carol. They have three children and two grandchildren.