University of Charleston Announces New Members of Advisory Committee


Charleston, WV – Two new members have joined the UC Business Advisory Committee for the School of Business and Leadership: Rebecca R. McPhail, President of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association and Timothy Miller, shareholder in the Charleston office of Babst Calland.

The Business Advisory Committee is made up of area business leaders who meet two-three times a year, providing insight and recommendations to the Dean and faculty of the School of Business and Leadership. The Committee works with the Dean and faculty to devise ways to better serve students, businesses and other stakeholders and the undergraduate and graduate programs at UC.

Rebecca R. McPhailMcPhail joined the WVMA as its president in 2013. She previously served as the President of the WV economic development organization Vision Shared, and as Assistant Vice President of Development at Marshall University. She has also worked for non-profit health care organizations in both West Virginia and Ohio and as a development consultant in northeast Ohio.  

McPhail is an alumnus of Leadership West Virginia, and was named to the class of 2017 Young Guns by the West Virginia Executive magazine. She serves on the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Advisory Council, and is a member of the Early Childhood Development Council. McPhail resides in Charleston, W.Va. with her family.


Tim MillerAt Babst Calland, Timothy Miller is in the Energy and Natural Resources and Litigation groups, and serves as co-chair of the Energy Litigation Group. He is primarily involved in general civil litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He typically represents clients in the oil and gas industry, natural gas and electric utilities, manufacturing and industrial clients, as well as land and timber owners and operators.

Miller graduated from West Virginia University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and received his Juris Doctor degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1980. He is admitted to the West Virginia State Bar, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

He has been ranked in Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the Litigation: General Commercial Section since 2013 and the Natural Resources Section since 2014. He has been named in The Best Lawyers of America® since 2007. Mr. Miller is rated “AV Preeminent” (scoring 5 out of 5 – the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards) by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System.