Rotruck recognized with Alumni Achievement Award

Rotruck recognized with Alumni Achievement Award

West Virginia University Potomac State College presented alumni with awards and recognition during the annual Homecoming Honors Banquet this fall.  Alumni Association President Jay Courrier (l-r) is pictured with award recipient Scott Rotruck, Class of 1975, who received the Alumni Achievement Award.  Also present were Potomac State College President Jennifer Orlikoff and Derek Artimez, who serves as the coordinator of Alumni Relations.  

Alumnus Scott Rotruck, Class of 1975, was recognized this fall during the annual homecoming banquet at West Virginia University Potomac State College, with the reception of the Alumni Achievement Award. 

In addition to attending Potomac State College, Rotruck is also a graduate of West Virginia University and Frostburg State University.  He is a certified Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship instructor as well and has taught courses at the WVU College of Business and Economics. 

Rotruck currently serves as director of Energy and Transportation Services with Spilman Thomas & Battle Attorneys at Law, in the areas of government relations, energy and shale gas.

Prior to his current position, he worked in railroad operations for 10 years, and spent 20 years in regulatory and external affairs in the coal, oil and natural gas industries, serving eight years as vice president of Corporate Development and Government Relations with Chesapeake Energy. 

Rotruck was previously chosen by West Virginia Executive Magazine as the 16th most influential person in West Virginia.  He has also been the recipient of several other awards, including: the 2013 West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Award; the WVU Alumni Association’s Community Volunteer of the Year Award in 2012; the statewide Vision Shared Leadership Award in 2011; was inducted into the Keyser High School Legion of Honor in 2011; and was named Distinguished West Virginian by former Governor Bob Wise in 2003.

Rotruck has served as an economic development director, as senior advisor to former WVU President David D. Hardesty, Jr., and as a registered lobbyist in 12 states.  He was appointed by four West Virginia Governors to chair several statewide boards including: Economic Development, Tourism, Venture Funding, and the WV Board of Education.  He has served on the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors, as a past trustee of the University of Charleston, and as vice chairman of the WV Chamber of Commerce as well.

Rotruck is also an accredited Angel investor and participates in several early stage companies in West Virginia; is a member of West Virginia Growth Investments, LLC; and the Mountain State Capital, LLC.  Rotruck’s goal is to help diversify West Virginia’s economy through commercializing new technology and by building new companies.