Governor Jim Justice
Governor Justice is a native of Raleigh County, West Virginia. After graduating from high school, he attended Greenbrier Military School and then earned both his bachelor’s degree and his M.B.A. from Marshall University. He joined his family’s agriculture business in 1976, and in 1977 founded Bluestone Farms (now Justice Family Farms, LLC) in Monroe County, growing it into the leading producer of grain on the East Coast. During that time, he also developed Stoney Brook Plantation, a 15,000-acre hunting and fishing preserve in Monroe County. In 1993, Justice became the president of Bluestone Industries and Bluestone Coal Corporation. Over the next two decades he led the expansion of multiple businesses, becoming president and chief executive officer of more than 100 companies, including the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. He is a longtime supporter of a range of youth programs in southern West Virginia. Justice was elected West Virginia’s 36th governor in November 2016.