West Virginia Executive Spring 2017 - Page 98

Patricia D. “Tricia” Clark Equity Member & Tax Partner Suttle & Stalnaker PLLC KATLIN SWISHER Photo by Rick Lee. TRICIA CLARK, an equity member and tax partner at Suttle & Stalnaker PLLC, is a lifelong native of Charleston, WV, who wants to do her part in helping her hometown thrive as a bus- tling community for professionals and families alike. Whether it’s serving on boards for local organizations like the YMCA of Kanawha Valley, Highland Hospital Foundation or MVB Bank or providing leadership to the West Virginia Land and Mineral Owners Association as treasurer, Clark is always looking for ways to move Charleston—and the state—forward. 96 WEST VIRGINIA EXECUTIVE “When deciding on a cause to support, I look at whether it helps my community,” says Clark. “I love Charleston and worry about where we are heading. If you are working to make this area better for children and families, you will get my support.” Growing up in the Knollwood neighborhood, Clark’s parents instilled values of hard work and giving back. Education was a top priority, but they also kept their three daughters active in ex- tracurricular activities, including summer swim programs, winter dance classes, Girl Scouts and church. As a result, Clark’s first