The Fairmont State Foundation has named Jessica Sell Director of Development. Sell comes to the Foundation after serving the last three years on the staff of Senator Joe Manchin following prior positions at non-profit TSEA, the University of California at Irvine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FaiHer appointment with the Foundation will begin in January of 2016.
"I am confident that Jessica will bring experience and energy to the job," Foundation President RJ Gimbl said. "Her familiarity locally as well as within the state will also benefit the Foundation as we work towards reaching the next level. We look forward to having her join the team."
As a member of Senator Manchin’s staff, Sell was a regional coordinator for twelve counties in North Central West Virginia after starting as a caseworker in the Fairmont office. Prior to joining the Senator’s team, Sell spent three years as a Partnership Director for the non-profit TSEA, Inc. In that capacity, she was responsible for management and coordination of memberships as well as partnership activities and event planning.
"The Foundation is very pleased to have Jessica Sell join our team. She has gained exceptional experience through her appointment with Senator Manchin and brings a wealth of talent and, most importantly, a deep-rooted passion for Fairmont State University and the community," said Foundation Chair Craig Walker.
Previously, Sell served as Compliance Coordinator at UC – Irvine for one year. She assisted in all facets of the compliance program for Intercollegiate Athletics after spending one season as an assistant basketball coach for the Anteaters.