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Resource Council

Cameron Burns
Cam is currently an Executive Vice President and Principal of Bradley, Foster & Sargent, an independently owned investment management firm based in Hartford, Connecticut. Cam received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Williams College and an M.B.A in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to serving on the First and 10 Foundation Resource Council, Cam is a class agent for Milton Academy in Milton, MA, an Investment Advisory Board member for InterVenture Capital Group in New York, NY and an Investment Committee member for The American Foundation for the Blind with offices in New York, NY and Huntington, WV. Cam was born and raised in Big Timber, Montana where his family manages a fifth generation beef cattle ranching business established in 1886. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, Alison S. Burns, and their three sons.

Geoffrey Sheils
Geoff currently serves as President & CEO of First Sentry Bank in Huntington, WV. A native of Huntington, Geoff graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Accounting before going on to West Virginia School of Banking and becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 1990. Geoff has been in the banking business for more than 20 years, beginning his career with First Huntington National Bank (now known as JP Morgan Chase). He is currently a member of the West Virginia Association of Community Bankers, the West Virginia Bankers Association and the WV Society of CPA’s. In addition to being a 1st and 10 Resource Council Member, Geoff is a Board Member for the United Way Foundation, Huntington Symphony Orchestra, Boys & Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State. He is married to the former Melinda Blake. They have one son, Sam, and two daughters, Madeleine and Natalie. He is a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church.

Denise Pennington
Denise graduated from Oceana High School in Oceana, WV before graduating from Marshall University with her teaching degree. Since that time, she has been busy educating youth in Knoxville, TN. She began her teaching career at Clinton Junior High School and taught at Norris, Cambell County, Karns and Halls high schools before arriving at her current post, teaching English at The Webb School of Knoxville. She is a member of National Educators of America as well as the National Council of Teachers of English. She is also involved in National Forensic League and Speech and Theater organizations. When she is not working, Denise enjoys reading, fishing, gardening and going to the theater. She is also interested in mission work and European travel. She is married to Elwood, and they have two children, Chad and Andrea.

Bob Pruett

Bob Pruett
Bob Pruett was the former head football coach of the Marshall University Thundering Herd for nine seasons from 1996 to 2004. During his tenure at Marshall, the Thundering Herd compiled a record of 94-23 (.803 winning percentage), featured two undefeated seasons, won six conference championships, won 5 of 7 bowl games, and captured the I-AA National Championship in 1996. He has coached many high-profile NFL starting players, including six-time Pro Bowl receiver Randy Moss, two-time Comeback Player of the Year Chad Pennington, and Byron Leftwich.


Chuck Music
Chuck is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Huntington, West Virginia. He is a past recipient of the Deidrich Scholar Award given to students based on community service, character, and academics. He chose to use the award to obtain a B.A. from Marshall University. After university studies Chuck began his business career with Ashland Incorporated as operations manager in Lexington, Kentucky. He later joined the financial firm of A.G. Edwards and Sons. He has been with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney since 2003 and is a graduate of the Smith Barney Leadership Development Program. Chuck is a native of Worthington, KY, past vice chairman of the Boyd County Kentucky Chapter of the Red Cross, and attends the First Baptist Church of Greenup, Kentucky.

Honorary Council Members

  • Andrea Pennington
  • Stephanie LaFauci
  • Robert Beymer
  • Dale Manns
  • Tahetia Petrone