Cecelia Mason Published

W.Va. School Building Authority Gets New Leader and Members


There will be some new faces at the next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia School Building Authority. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed a new executive director and five new members to the SBA.

Tomblin announced Monday that David Sneed will serve as executive director. According to a news release from the Governor’s office, Sneed was the Chief of Architectural Services for the School Building Authority from 1990 until 2012. He has also served as director of school planning in Kanawha County and worked with a private company in educational project planning.

Sneed replaces Mark Manchin who was executive director of the SBA for seven years before taking a job as Harrison County Schools superintendent.

Tomblin also appointed several new members to the SBA: Tom Lange and Eric Lewis of Jefferson County, Victor Gabriel of Harrison County, Robert Holroyd of Mercer County and Chris Morris of Kanawha County.