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Jim Estep President & CEO High Technology Foundation SAMANTHA CART Photo by David Robinson. “DO WELL BY DOING GOOD.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin inspires Jim Estep, presi- dent and CEO of the High Technology Foundation, in his con- viction to ensure his life and career ultimately contribute to the greater good. Growing up in Braxton County, Estep’s childhood dream of being a Dr. Pepper truck driver in a scheme to access free soda eventually gave way to his insatiable curiosity for technology. “I wasn’t a computer genius or anything close to it, but I 100 WEST VIRGINIA EXECUTIVE had to understand how they worked and how they could be used,” he sa