Marilyn H. West

Chair and CEO, M. H. West & Co. Inc.

Marilyn H. West is Chair and CEO of M. H. West & Co. Inc., a 23-year-old Richmond, Virginia-based planning and consulting company specializing in management, planning and education services. Her business performs work for large and small companies throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries.

West serves or has served on the board of numerous organizations and businesses including Bon Secours Joint Hospitals board (chairman), Richmond Renaissance (Executive Committee), the Metropolitan Business League (Advisory Board), Children’s Home Society (Executive Committee), the Atlantic Rural Exposition Inc. (Executive Committee), Richmond and Capital Area Workforce Investment Boards (chair), Richmond City Police Foundation, the American Red Cross (Executive Committee), the Campaign Leadership Council of America First Freedom and Virginia 21. She is also a former chair of Leadership Metro Richmond.

West, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has worked in the health care industry for more than 35 years. She served as a statistician for the Allegheny Health Department in Pittsburgh; assistant director of planning for a 610-bed general acute care hospital, also in Pittsburgh; director of a continuing education project in mental health at Virginia Commonwealth University; director of planning for the now Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; and director of the Virginia Certificate of Public Need Program.