Annette McKain Godown, M.B.A.

Instructor of Tourism & Event Management/WCOB Director of Marketing & Communications


  • B.A. English, Wheeling Jesuit University
  • M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Chairperson, West College of Business Curriculum Committee
  • WLU Academic Appeals Committee

Professional Activities:

  • Editor, Business Compass, the Gary E. West College of Business News Magazine
  • Project Manager, West College of Business Website Redesign Project
  • Pearson-Prentice Hall Contributor and Textbook Reviewer
  • Advisor – Tourism & Event Management Society
  • Member, International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators
  • Member, American Marketing Association
  • Member, National Business Education Association
  • Member, West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association
  • Member, American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Associate Innkeeper, Liberty Oaks Alumni House Bed and Breakfast


  • “Taking it Back to Campus:  Old Alma Mater May Be Today’s Value-Conscious Meeting Venue,” WV Executive Meeting Planner, Jan 2010.
  • Instructor Implementation Guide for MyHospitalityLab, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2012


  • Gary E. West College of Business Excellence in Service Award, 2010 and 2011

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Vice President, Retail Marketing Product Manager, Wachovia Bank, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Mortgage Loan Officer, Union Federal Savings and Loan Association, Wheeling, WV

Industry Experience:

  • Corporate Meeting and Event Planning, Wachovia Bank
  • Former Member, Winston-Salem, NC Parks & Recreation Board
  • Public Relations/Advertising Consulting Projects, NC Division of Tourism and Hotel Europa, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Oglebay Resort, Festival of Lights Tour Guide, Wheeling, WV
  • Oglebay Park, Wilson Lodge Front Desk, Wheeling, WV

Community Service:

  • Ohio County Schools Performing Arts Auditorium Executive Committee
  • Wheeling Park High School Volunteer
  • Ohio County Strings (Parent Organization)

Office: 248 Main Hall
Phone: (304) 336-8055
Fax: (304) 336-8418
E-Mail: [email protected]