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Chair

West Virginia Commission on the Arts

John Strickland

John Strickland is president and major shareholder of Maynard C. Smith Construction Company, Inc., a Charleston, West Virginia, based commercial general contracting firm that specializes in new construction, renovation, and restoration of hospitals, office buildings and schools, as well as construction management. Strickland is active in construction associations, serving the local community and the state as past president and board member. He is also involved in civic and arts organizations, as a board member for 17 consecutive years of Sunrise Museum, which expanded to a new facility and became The Clay Center for Arts and Sciences of West Virginia; board member and incoming president of Edgewood Summit, a Charleston retirement and assisted living community; and a member of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts for more than eight years. Strickland is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. (Board term 2016-2021)