Anne Barth is the Executive Director of TechConnect West Virginia, a non-profit organization focused on driving innovation, cultivating entrepreneurship and creating greater economic diversity. With a coalition representing higher education, private industry and the public sector, TechConnect leads innovation-based economic development in the state. In her tenure with TechConnect, Barth has helped to advance programs and initiatives that foster startups, commercialization and entrepreneurship, while also co-founding the West Virginia Women & Technology Conference.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Economic Development Authority, the West Virginia Science & Research Council, the West Virginia Small Business Development Center Advisory Committee, the WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Committee, the West Virginia Bioscience Association, the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium and Advantage Valley.
Barth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications from West Virginia University.